Arab-Israeli Protests In L.A.
Israelis and Lebanese -- and those supporting them -- protested en masse today. The two groups rallied near the corner of Wilshire and San Vicente, just east of Beverly Hills.
According to my expert estimates, I would say there were . . . a LOT of people -- and that's just the LAPD officers.
An LAPD helicopter has been orbiting since about 3:30. There are police in cars, on motorcycles, on bicycles and on foot.
Happily, everything is very peaceful, so far. There was a pro-Israel rally starting at 4:00 p.m.
Diversity and the First Amendment -- you gotta love it.
I just hope the heat doesn't overcome anyone. It's hot, hot, hot.
Updates to follow
Update: 6:45 p.m.
The police have told everyone to go home now. "If you are not moving, you are not cooperating." Aside from some shouting, and a few tossed water bottles, and -- wait a minute -- about 50 police just went running down the street. There's word someone got beat up. Hey, police can move FAST when they need to!