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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.
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.
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.
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.
March 12, 2014 | By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's government and opposition marchers were headed for a showdown Wednesday while several Caracas borough mayors defied a supreme court order that they clear barricades in parts of the capital where demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro have now entered a second month. Opponents to Maduro have organized a march in downtown Caracas in observance of the Flag Day national holiday, even as the government has vowed to stop marchers because they have no permit.
July 14, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Joe Mozingo and Tom Curwen
The 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. Police patrol cars and motorcycle units were streaming into areas of Crenshaw Boulevard where some protesters standing in the streets, slowing traffic. TV footage showed demonstrators walking through traffic holding signs and placards. The LAPD called a citywide tactical alert after demonstrators protesting the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman case blocked traffic on the 10 Freeway in the Mid-City area Sunday evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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