REACTION

L.A. Rallies Turn Violent

An estimated 150 people on Monday night broke away from a peaceful demonstration in Los Angeles and began attacking people, stomping on cars, breaking windows, and setting fires. Among those attacked were reporter Dave Bryan and his cameraman, both of whom work at Channels 2 and 9, and one was hospitalized for a possible concussion. Police said at least 13 people were arrested as around 350 LAPD officers swarmed the Crenshaw district to quell the riot. By late Monday night, a number of streets in the area had been cleared, hours after bus service had stopped in the area and commuters were stranded around Leimert Park, where the peaceful vigil on the Zimmerman verdict had been taking place.