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Angry crowd gathers at LAPD Rampart station to protest officer-involved shooting

September 7, 2010 |  7:56 pm

About 150 angry protesters marched along 6th Street on Tuesday night andgathered in front of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart station to protest the deadly shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant by officers Sunday.

An officer from the Rampart station shot Manuel Jamines, 37, after he refused commands to drop a knife  used the weapon to threaten three officers and passersby, according to the LAPD.

The crowd shouted in Spanish, "Police are racist and killers!" and "Join the march!" as they were led by a man shouting in a bullhorn.

As the protesters marched to the station, some threw eggs at police cars and others blocked traffic while officers monitored the action from nearby corners and adjacent streets.

A number of families, with children playing soccer on the station grass, were taking part in the protest.

As the throng staged its demonstration, about half-a-dozen officers watched from inside the station lobby.

-- Kate Linthicum in Westlake

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