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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1992
Well, Gates has given himself one hell of a going-away party. He threw himself a bonfire, the biggest the city of Los Angeles has ever had. I would like to share a secret with the citizens of L.A. Just one week before, on April 24, I was a part of a peaceful demonstration in front of the Cedars Sinai Hospital. For this occasion Chief Gates sent out about 100 policemen in riot gear. Do you also remember when the gay and lesbian community protested Gov. Pete Wilson's presence at the Century Plaza Hotel?
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NEWS
February 22, 1987 | United Press International
At least 35 protesters were arrested for trespassing Saturday as about 500 people marched to the main gate of the Presidio of San Francisco, protesting U.S. aid to the contra rebels in Nicaragua. Most of the arrests took place outside the 6th U.S. Army headquarters building. Army and city police were ready for the well-publicized noon demonstration. When the protesters marched to the Presidio's main gate soldiers closed the gate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2005 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
More than 200 inmates rioted at the state prison in Chino on Thursday night, injuring at least one prisoner and triggering an hours-long lockdown at the facility, authorities said. The riot at the California Institution for Men broke out about 7 p.m. when inmates in the prison's reception center began fighting, according to Todd Slosek, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections.
NEWS
June 27, 1995
Ten people--including one performer--were arrested after a riot erupted Sunday at an all-day rock concert at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in Davore, authorities said. Two San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies were slightly injured during the melee when patrons began throwing chunks of concrete after officers used pepper spray to maintain order, said department spokeswoman Deputy Cheryl Huff. Shortly after 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2009 | By Larry Gordon
UCLA officials said Friday that they are investigating allegations that campus police used unnecessary force, including tasers and pepper spray, in dealing with large protests by students and union activists last month outside a campus building where the UC regents voted to raise student fees. About a dozen students and police suffered minor injuries during the Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 demonstrations, which attracted more than 2,000 people and a large police contingent in riot gear. In a letter to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, more than 100 UCLA faculty members expressed grave concern over police tactics and contended that protesters' freedom of expression was violated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2013 | By Joe Mozingo, Andrew Blankstein and Tom Curwen
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called for peace Sunday night as the Los Angeles Police Department dealt with scattered protests in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict. On Twitter, Garcetti quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: "Nonviolence is a powerful & just weapon..It is a sword that heals. " He also urged residents to "exercise 1st Amendment and practice peace in City of Angels tonight. " Garcetti's comments came as Los Angeles Police Department was trying to get a handle on pockets of protesters blocking traffic in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict Sunday night.
SPORTS
October 6, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Police arrested dozens of students during an alcohol-fueled riot in the streets of Mankato, Minn., early Sunday after Mankato State lost its homecoming game to North Dakota State, 20-9. As many as 3,000 people were in a crowd that gathered in a student residential area, some setting fire to trash bins, tearing down fences, smashing car windows and throwing rocks and bricks at officers, police said. Police in riot gear used eye and skin irritants to disperse the crowd and arrested 45 people.
NEWS
September 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
Thousands of young people here for a Labor Day weekend fraternity gathering went on a rampage down the main thoroughfare of this resort city early Sunday, firing shots and looting more than 100 stores. Police said 160 people were arrested between Friday evening and early Sunday evening, and 395 others had been issued citations for various offenses.
NEWS
July 11, 1989 | JENIFER WARREN and JOHN H. LEE, Times Staff Writers
A riot that engulfed a rural Riverside County jail in flames and left 20 people injured was sparked by a handful of Latino inmates who taunted and hurled rocks at a group of black prisoners assembled outside a dormitory, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.
SPORTS
June 16, 1994 | From Associated Press
Not a single arrest occurred in New York as fans celebrated the Rangers' victory over the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals. It was a different story in Vancouver, where rioting and looting left an estimated 200 people injured and more than 50 under arrest. Police said at least 21 face criminal charges. The most seriously injured was a 19-year-old who police earmarked as a ringleader of a group that started the trouble. Police fired a plastic bullet at the man, aiming for his chest.
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