At least two people have been arrested in Anaheim as a crowd of about 250 demonstrators gathered outside police headquarters Sunday afternoon to protest two fatal police shootings.
Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn said it was unclear what the protesters had been arrested for, but that one arrest occurred in front of the police station and another when protesters were marching.
About 100 people have reconvened in front of the building after marching down Harbor Boulevard and Ball Road, briefly blocking traffic during a tense moment between protesters and police.
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Initially trailed by a handful of officers on horseback and in patrol cars as it marched down Ball Road, the crowd was later corralled by officers who tried to keep protesters on the sidewalk. The march came to a standstill at Lemon Street, where more than 100 officers from various law enforcement agencies — including Santa Ana, Buena Park and Dana Point — blocked Ball Road from traffic and the remaining 50 or so protesters.
At one point, a police horse reared onto the sidewalk and veered toward the crowd, raising shouts from protesters.
An officer told the group via megaphone that it was violating the California vehicle code by being in the street, prompting some protesters to turn back toward Harbor Boulevard. Shortly after 3 p.m., most of the police had left Ball Street, drawing applause from protesters.
As the crowd moved back down Harbor Boulevard toward the police station, it was followed by trucks and SUVs carrying police in riot gear.
Sunday’s was the latest in a series of demonstrations staged in Orange County’s largest city in the wake of two fatal police shootings last weekend.