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Law Enforcement Agencies From Central, South Coasts Helping To Deal With Los Angeles Riots

(Photo courtesy KNBC)
Looters in the Fairfax District Saturday night

Law enforcement agencies from the Central and South are sending officers and equipment to Southern California to cope with the riots which have been underway in the Los Angeles area. 

A protest in the Fairfax District boiled out of control Saturday, with some people involved in a protest march over the death of George Floyd attacking police vehicles. 

Several police units had their windows broken out, or were burned.

Looters then hit stores in areas like Melrose Avenue and Fairfax Avenue.  The Mayor of Los Angeles declared a mandatory curfew at 8 p.m., saying anyone on the streets would be subject to arrest.

Law enforcement agencies in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties sent officers to help.  

Several demonstrations took place on the Central and South Coasts Saturday, but they were peaceful.  Ventura County Sheriff's deputies dispersed a demonstration with several hundred people in Thousand Oaks Saturday night after some of the protestors tried to remove some street poles.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.