No time to elaborate, however, I can direct you to my immediate reaction to last night’s events posted here.
Also, LA Weekly reporter Daniel Hernandez blogs in detail about the scene at his blog.
Listen to voices of reporters, observers, and organizers describe the melee here.
KPCC on the scene reports here.
Why did the police in riot gear allegedly not have badges visible? Why did they push the few derelict anarchists throwing “missiles” into the peaceful, all-ages crowd in the park instead of isolating them? How are they possibly trained to believe they can get away with intimidating the press for filming and reporting on the scene by firing rubber bullets indiscriminately?
photo by Sarah Hayes, used with permission.