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Arrests Made in Latest Anaheim Shooting Protests

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

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

    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.

    Cops, Protesters Clash in Anaheim

    [LA] 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. (Published Sunday, Jul 29, 2012)

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

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

    Anaheim Police Prepare for Weekend Protests

    [LA] 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. (Published Saturday, Jul 28, 2012)

    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."

    Protesters Ask Disney to Pressure Anaheim Over Police Shootings

    [LA] Protesters Ask Disney to Pressure Anaheim Over Police Shootings
    A week after one of two fatal police shootings, protesters in Anaheim targeted Disneyland, saying the themepark's parent should pressure Anaheim to have police officers prosecuted. Michelle Valles reports from Anaheim for the NBC4 News at 6:30 p.m. on July 28, 2012. (Published Saturday, Jul 28, 2012)

    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.

    Anaheim Police: "Stressful" Times Follow Shootings, Protests

    [LA] Anaheim Police: "Stressful" Times Follow Shootings, Protests
    In the wake of two fatal police shootings, the Anaheim Police Department has a barrier erected around it. "We have the right to defend ourselves," a police spokesman said in regard to recent protests. Antonio Castelan reports from Anaheim for the NBC4 News at 6:30 p.m. on July 28, 2012. (Published Saturday, Jul 28, 2012)

    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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