LAPD Declares Area of West LA Closed

23:32 EST

The the LAPD has moved into an area of LA where protests have touched off. According to a tweet from the LAPD, a “large and unruly crowd” overtook the area of Pico and Figueroa northwest corner leading to officers declaring an unlawful assembly and issuing a dispersal order. The LAPD is now saying this area is closed.  

Fighting at Black Lives Matter Plaza Reported

22:02 EST

Independent reporter Brenden Gutenschwager tweeted a video from Black Lives Matter Plaza which shows a verbal altercation between protesters that escalated into physical violence. While no serious injuries have been reported, a man wielding a baseball bat can be seen in the video.