Arrests Made in Latest Anaheim Shooting Protests

Protests continued on Sunday, a week after an unarmed man was fatally shot by police in Anaheim

By Jason Kandel and Janet Kwak
|  Thursday, Aug 2, 2012  |  Updated 1:26 PM CDT
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Anaheim Police: "Stressful" Times Follow Shootings, Protests

Anaheim police and protesters clash on Sunday, July 29, 2012 as tensions surrounding police shootings in the city intensify.

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Cops, Protesters Clash in Anaheim

Anaheim police and protesters clash on Sunday, July 29, 2012 as tensions surrounding police shootings in the city intensify. Janet Kwak reports for the NBC4 News at 6:30 p.m. on July 29, 2012.

Anaheim Police Prepare for Weekend Protests

Friday night Anaheim Police prepared to deal with a weekend full of several different protests, buy groups upset by recent officer involved shootings. Beverly White reports for NBC4 News at 12 a.m. on July 28, 2012.
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Tensions rose again Sunday as demonstrators protesting Anaheim police shootings clashed with police and several arrests were made.

Up to 300 demonstrators protested as tensions surrounding recent officer-involved police shootings there entered their second week. Details about the arrests were not immediately available.

Protester Rose Horton called for Anaheim Police Chief John Welter to step down.

"Anaheim Police Department are out of control," she said.

Police in riot gear and on horseback formed a line outside police headquarters as the picket lines grew. Police are maintaining vigilance against the potential for violence.

"The initial group that was here concerned about the police incidents have said their piece and have moved on," said Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn. "What you're seeing left here is the people who are more interested in disruption and possibly vandalism or violence."

The protest began around noon outside Anaheim police headquarters and the group later headed down Harbor Boulevard.

The group turned on Ball Road and continued past Lemon Street, then turned north on Anaheim Boulevard.

Dunn said police were temporarily closing intersections along Harbor Boulevard ahead of the expected march because protesters were not staying on the sidewalks.

Around 2:30 p.m., protesters found Harbor Boulevard at Ball Road temporarily closed and a line of police in riot gear near the Disneyland entrance on Harbor.

Police said the blockade was established to prevent the march from continuing down Harbor where it crosses over the Santa Ana Freeway.

The protests were prompted by the July 21 shooting of Manuel Angel Diaz during a foot chase with police. He was unarmed.

Tensions were heightened when Anaheim police fatally shot a second man, Joel Acevedo, in a separate incident the next day. On Friday, police shot at but did not hit a burglary suspect.

The FBI said Friday it would review the Diaz case to determine whether a federal civil rights probe is warranted.

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