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L.A. Now Live: Discuss the Anaheim police protests, shootings

July 25, 2012 |  6:00 am

Times reporters Richard Winton and Ruben Vives will join City Editor Shelby Grad to discuss the Anaheim police shootings and protests Tuesday night outside the City Council meeting.

The chat is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The violence broke out as city officials met to discuss the slaying of Joel Mathew Acevedo, who was shot after he fired at an officer Sunday night. A day earlier, Manuel Angel Diaz was killed after running from police on Anaheim's east side. 

PHOTOS: Protests against Anaheim police shootings

Dozens of people came to protest, clutching signs that read, "Jail killer cops," and "No justice, no peace." Many protesters tossed bottles at police. Some set trash bins on fire and tossed bricks into windows.

Police fired non-lethal projectiles into the crowd and fired pepper balls.

"I respect the people's right to demonstrate, but I wish that they weren't demonstrating in a violent manner," Anaheim Police Chief John Welter said.

He added that some in the crowd did not appear to be residents of Anaheim. "This concerns me greatly."

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