Los Angeles police arrested dozens of people during a protest/counter-protest near the infamous Wi Spa. Police also founds multiple weapons scattered on the ground in the area of the protest.
Los Angeles Police Department officials tweeted a message that “several dozen” people were arrested when they refused to leave a declared “unlawful assembly.”
The area has cleared of protesters. Many people chose to leave although several dozen refused and have been arrested for failure to disperse. Numerous weapons -including knives and mace- were found on the ground in the area where the arrests were made
— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) July 17, 2021
An unlawful assembly was declared after Antifa counter-protesters became violent and hurled projectiles at police, independent journalist Brendan Gutenschwager tweeted.
Police clash with Antifa counter-protesting at the Wi Spa, after several smoke bombs & water bottles were thrown at protesters across the street #WiSpa