Los Angeles police and dozens of protesters clashed in Hollywood late Saturday on the first anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot and killed by Louisville, Ky., police during a botched raid at her apartment.
Three officers were injured and 10 protesters were arrested, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A protester also was injured by police. Nine businesses were damaged.
Video posted on social media showed police in riot gear in a tense standoff with protesters at Vine Street and Lexington Avenue about 9:30 p.m. At one point, officers could be seen firing projectiles toward protesters. At another, protesters climbed on the hood of a police cruiser and it accelerated, sending them to the ground. There were also reports of several incidents of vandalism at neighborhood businesses.
Ten people were arrested: five on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, two on suspicion of possessing a prohibited item, two on suspicion of unlawful assembly and one on suspicion of battery on a police officer, LAPD officials said.
The LAPD said one officer suffered a hand cut after being hit by a computer thrown by a protester, one suffered ear damage after a smoke grenade thrown by a protester detonated close by, and a third suffered a knee injury during a pursuit.