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A majority of protesters were gathered at Leimert Park (map), but a violent group has split off and walked up and down surrounding streets, rushing into businesses, attacking pedestrians and bicyclists and throwing objects at police.

LAPD officers appeared to use rubber bullets or bean bag weapons against some of the protesters at one point.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has tweeted: "I commend the prayer rally attendees in Leimert Park for practicing peace. I call on people in street on Crenshaw to follow their example."

Monday marked the second night of protests in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, a 29-year-old neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old in a Sanford, Fla., gated community.

I will add more as I uncover more information.

There are updates at this link, including the LAPD reporting an unknown number of injuries.

Bands of young people hit the streets for the third night in a row in Los Angeles in the name of "justice for Trayvon Martin," with a few committing vandalism and even apparently beating a victim next to an Arco gas station on Crenshaw Boulevard at Slauson Avenue.
Video of protesters at a Walmart.

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 09:51 PM PDT.

Also republished by Los Angeles Kossacks.

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