Anaheim mob damages businesses, sets fires after police shootings
Anaheim police were still assessing the fallout from the unrest, which took place amid growing outrage over a pair of fatal officer-involved shootings over the weekend.
“I think that given the totality of the circumstances, actually things turned out very good,” said Sgt. Robert Dunn, a spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department.
During the confrontation, people grabbed rocks from a construction site at Santa Ana Street and Anaheim Boulevard and hurled them at officers. Others ignited a fire in the weeds and trash bins in the area as they were chased by police.
At the northeast corner of Water Street and Anaheim Boulevard, the lights of Don Leonardo’s Taqueria were on. The owners, Francisco Hernandez and his wife, Alma, were returning from church when they discovered a mob of people had damaged their building. Expletives about the police were written on the side of their business, much like in other parts of the nearby neighborhood.
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