T-shirt shows Zimmerman ‘wanted dead or alive’
Unrest continued for the third night in Los Angeles as protesters against the Zimmerman verdict stormed a Wal-Mart, attacked bystanders and stomped on cars.
“People protesting George Zimmerman’s acquittal marched along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night, stomping on cars, chasing bystanders and storming a Wal-Mart,” reports the LA Times.
“Several protesters made their way into the Wal-Mart as guards scrambled to close security gates. A short while later, Los Angeles Police Department officers wearing helmets and carrying batons swarmed the store as others marched through the parking lot.”
Footage shows demonstrators attacking moving vehicles, as well as stationary police cars, in a flashback to scenes witnessed during the 1992 LA riots. Protesters also lit fireworks in the middle of the road and threw rocks at store fronts while lashing out randomly at people in the street.
Some of the protesters were seen wearing t-shirts featuring an image of George Zimmerman which read “Wanted Dead or Alive” with the last word crossed out.
Although such scenes have largely been limited to Oakland and different areas of Los Angeles, media networks have ignored them for the most part.
Yesterday we highlighted how the LAPD were being ordered to stand down and allow the disorder to escalate despite the fact that innocent bystanders were being assaulted. Police are now promising to make more arrests if the unrest continues.
Employees of businesses in Oakland lined up outside stores to prevent ‘protesters’ from smashing their windows. There were also reports that a waiter was attacked with a hammer.
In a separate incident, a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man in Baltimore while yelling, “This is for Trayvon.”
Meanwhile, George Zimmerman’s parents have remained in hiding and have not seen their son because of “an enormous amount of death threats.”
Images from Twitter and YouTube below show some of the scenes from last night.