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Anaheim protest turns violent

According to the Anaheim Police Department, what started out as a peaceful assembly protesting the in-custody death of Floyd George in Minneapolis turned violent when protestors shot fireworks at Anaheim Police officers.

The protest assembled at Anaheim City Hall, then began walking down the street. At some point, protestors broke into two groups.

Anaheim Police announced a curfew in effect, and began arresting curfew violators.

An unsuccessful attempt was made to loot a store. The attempt was thwarted by Anaheim Police officers.

See the Twitter thread below:

17 Comments

  1. Thank you for focusing on the 1% of the protest that wasn’t peaceful. Instead of the fact that looting, citywide destruction and rioting didn’t happen.

    *End sarcastic comment*

    Real compliment: thank you APD for handling the protest well!

    Also probably never going to read stuff from this website after this.

    1. Author

      Anaheim resident,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment about this article.

      We regret that you find our coverage of the Anaheim protest inadequate. We did include tweets from the Anaheim PIO that clearly stated that the protest began peacefully.

      We would consider publishing a narrative of the protest from someone who took part, but no one has submitted anything for consideration.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, stay healthy.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

      1. I was at the protest. The ONE firework went off and it scattered the crowd. Nobody was hurt and we were all compliant. After the firework went off, we continued to peacefully march for hours. I fail to see where it got violent at all. No gas. No bullets. Even APD’s twitter covered it better than you.

        1. Author

          Anaheim Resident,

          Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

          We regret that you found our coverage of the Anaheim protest inferior to that of the Anaheim Police Department’s Twitter feed. As we were unable to cover the Anaheim protest in person, we relied on the Anaheim Police Department’s Twitter feed, with the individual tweets embedded in the article to show that we were doing so.

          If you would like to submit your own written coverage of the protest, we would consider it for publication.

          Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

          Stay safe, stay healthy!

          Shelley Henderson
          editor, Orange County Breeze

  2. What about the fireworks was violent? I saw people set off a lot of illegal firework on that same exact block on 4th of July, and things didn’t turn out violent.
    Could this article be more specific?

    1. Author

      Rolfathan,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      Setting off fireworks with proper safety measures in place is not violent.

      Lighting the fuse and flinging the firework at police officers is violent.

      Even so-called “safe and sane” fireworks can injure if not handled safely. Throwing a lit firework at someone does not qualify as safe handling.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, stay healthy.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  3. Great work and thank you APD!

  4. No one above law. Firing, burning, destroying and looting are terrorist. They cannot be tolerated . the law has to be enforced. Supporting The President.

  5. So a city wide curfew was called because of 700 peaceful protesters at City Hall and the downtown area?Complete over reaction by City officials and the Police Department. It’s too bad the police are unable to respond to real crimes in the City. I was a victim of a robbery at a movie theater in Anaheim. The police were called, the perpetrators were arrested and I never heard one word from the police department after that. Several weeks ago, my son and his girlfriend were rear ended in an automobile accident. The driver appeared inebriated and could not provide proof of insurance or a driver’s license. Anaheim Police were called and they were told to file a report over the internet. Again, no response. Anaheim Police should focus on real crime and do their job.

    1. No. The curfew was not called because of the peaceful protesters. It was called because of the opportunistic criminals that follow the protesters and undo all the hard work of the peaceful people that came before them.

  6. Thank you Anaheim PD for doing such an awesome job last night. I live at 421 N Janss St and events were a little too close for comfort, but we never felt afraid. Concerned, but not afraid. You did a great job!!!!

    1. Thank you to our community (law enforcement, law-biding citizens, public works, etc) for prioritizing and keeping order in our area from evil-doers. The curfew was necessary so you can do your job effectively; in addition, the teamwork from the OC residents is greatly admired. God Blessed America with good-doers!

      1. Thank you APD, and city workers. There are law abiding citizens who truly appreciate what you do, and are happy to comply with a curfew. God bless and keep us all.

    2. Curfew Party at 421 N Janss st!!

      We are locked in for the night and drinking til the sun comes up. Bring beer and weed. Anything harder you can bring cuz the cops are busy.

      1. Author

        Heywood,

        Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and for taking the time to comment on this article.

        This is the second time that this particular address on Janss St. has been called out. We think it unwise to give out particular addresses, especially extending an invitation for an extensive overnight party with alcohol. This is an invitation for trouble.

        Also, please realize that “the cops” read comments and posts online. That’s how they found the fellow with “distinctive gold teeth” arrested in Chicago for inciting to riot. He posted self-made videos on his Facebook account of his riotous exploits. “The cops” will likely not be so buy that they cannot peal off a squad car every so often to check on the status of your curfew party.

        Please, stay safe, stay healthy.

        Shelley Henderson
        editor, Orange County Breeze

      2. Is there a curfew for today?

        1. Author

          Dianne,

          Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and for taking the time to comment on this article.

          As of this morning, no curfew has been proclaimed in the City of Anaheim for the evening of June 3 and morning of June 4.

          Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

          Stay safe, stay healthy.

          Shelley Henderson
          editor, Orange County Breeze

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