ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nine people were arrested in Anaheim as demonstrators rallied to denounce two fatal police shootings and to issue a call for community peace.
The Orange County Register reports some 200 vocal protesters rallied in front of police headquarters while a separate group of about 100 people silently marched along a two-mile stretch of a main thoroughfare.
Sgt. Bob Dunn says most of those arrested face minor charges including failure to disperse and blocking traffic.
It was the ninth consecutive day of protests against police.
The demonstrations occurred just hours before an evening memorial service for Manuel Diaz, a 25-year-old man who was shot dead July 21.
The night after Diaz was killed, police shot to death Joel Acevedo, a suspected gang member they say fired at officers following a pursuit.