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Jacob Blake Protesters Clash With Officers Outside LAPD Headquarters

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrating against the Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake and the Pasadena shooting of Anthony McClain clashed with police in downtown Los Angeles late Monday night.

Jacob Blake Protesters Clash With Officers Outside LAPD Headquarters
Black Lives Matter protesters clash with Los Angeles police officers outside LAPD headquarters. Aug. 25, 2020. (CBSLA)

At around 10 p.m., a crowd of about 200 people marched to L.A. Police Department headquarters.

The protest remained mostly peaceful. However, at around midnight, the protesters faced off with officers in riot gear who were standing behind barricades outside LAPD headquarters.

The barricades were knocked down and the protest was declared an unlawful assembly. Video showed protesters throwing bottles at the officers, who eventually deployed tear gas to clear the crowd out.

At least three officers were hurt, police said. There were no arrests. The demonstrators also left graffiti outside the headquarters.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the barricades around LAPD headquarters had been placed back up. It's unclear if protesters were planning to return again Tuesday night.

This was one of several protests across the country Monday following Sunday's shooting of Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

The 29-year-old Blake was shot in the back by police multiple times. He remains hospitalized in serious condition.

On Aug. 15, the 32-year-old McClain was shot and killed by Pasadena police during a traffic stop. Police say McClain was armed with a handgun.

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