Peaceful Protesters Lament L.A.’s Violent Zimmerman Demonstrations

Joseph Serna and Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2013

As small groups of rogue protesters wreaked havoc along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night following a George Zimmerman verdict protest, some within the demonstration tried to warn potential victims.

City Terrace resident Cuauhtemoc Negrete said he was told: “You better blend in or you’re going to get hurt.” The group eventually approached him, someone punched him in the head and another person stole his bicycle.

Police estimated that about 150 people took part in the violence after the peaceful vigil at Leimert Park following a Florida jury’s Saturday acquittal of Zimmerman, 29, on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in last year’s shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

“I figured with all the evidence [Zimmerman] would’ve been guilty,” Negrete said. “The demonstrations, they’re trying to prove that we’re not stupid. We’re going to call out injustice whenever it happens. We’re not just going to stay silent.”

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Hours into Monday’s demonstration at Leimert Park, groups of young demonstrators splintered off.

Negrete, the East L.A. resident, found himself standing alone on the corner of Vernon Avenue and Crenshaw at Leimert Park when he was singled out by some of the agitators, who approached him and drew a crowd behind them.

Negrete pulled out a wrench, which comes in handy for the bicycle he uses to get around town, he said.

“I was there for the 6 p.m. March. We were going up and down the streets and all of a sudden all these kids just started trashing things, going up to people,” he said.

Now they were going after him. Negrete said he dropped the wrench when it didn’t scare off the aggressors. He also dropped his bicycle and canteen at his feet and lifted his shirt.

Negrete said he didn’t see who hit him. He was punched once in the back of the head. Another person grabbed his bike and rode off, but that was it.

“It just made me feel so small,” he said.

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He said he felt he was targeted because he was Latino. Others in the crowd said they saw similar incidents.

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“I feel like, our presence would be more of a uniting factor. If there’s more Latinos, more light-skinned people… We all live in the same city,” Negrete said. “We all have basically the same issues. I feel like we’re pretty much stuck in the same boat. Why would you want to punch me? We should be united, not fighting each other.”

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  • This the second black on Hispanic Trayvon revenge attack. Wait until the blacks hear that GZ is part black.

    • Black Plague

      Wait until more and more Hispanics find out how hateful blacks can be. Mexicans, as a whole, already despise blacks. You’ll see more and more black killings at the hands of Mexicans as time goes on. Won’t be long before the news media begins to portray Hispanics as evil racists, just like they do with us.

      • AutomaticSlim

        “You’ll see more and more black killings at the hands of Mexicans as time goes on. Won’t be long before the news media begins to portray Hispanics as evil racists, just like they do with us”

        Maybe so, but they’ll still vote for the party that gives them welfare, wic, and food stamps.

      • A Freespeechzone

        Look at Los Angeles—many traditional black areas, such as Compton, are becoming a Hispanic majority.

        In fact, in some areas in So. Cal, Hispanics are literally forcing blacks to move.

        There is NO love between most Hispanics & blacks in So Cal.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    “I feel like, our presence would be more of a uniting factor. If there’s more Latinos, more light-skinned people… We all live in the same city,” Negrete said. “We all have basically the same issues. I feel like we’re pretty much stuck in the same boat. Why would you want to punch me? We should be united, not fighting each other.”

    HA HA HA! Another liblefty blindsided by ideology then b*tchslapped by BLACK reality! HA HA HA!!!! All in the same boat? Hope you can swim!

    That’s your negro co-sufferers Sr. Negrete… Have fun with those allies.

  • The__Bobster

    …..unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
    ________

    Will that narrative ever end?

  • The__Bobster

    “I figured with all the evidence [Zimmerman] would’ve been guilty,” Negrete said.
    __________

    Mistake #1. Believing media lies.

    ________

    “I was there for the 6 p.m. March.
    _________

    Mistake #2. Siding with racist Bantus.

    _________

    Negrete said he dropped the wrench when it didn’t scare off the aggressors.

    _________

    Mistake #3. Dropping your only form of protection.
    _________

    “I feel like, our presence would be more of a uniting factor.
    ________

    Mistake #4. Thinking that you Mestizos and the mudflaps are on the same side.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Mistake #4. Thinking that you Mestizos and the mudflaps are on the same side.

      A good “Ass Wooping” shows otherwise. Welcome to our world, fools.

      From LA’s other paper:

      Caitlin Alvarez, 25, of Pasadena said Tuesday that she and a friend were heading back to their car about 9:15 p.m. Monday after protesting when a demonstrator grabbed her friend’s purse. When Alvarez tried to help out her friend, she said, someone shoved her against a wall and several people started banging her head against it and punched her in the face and in the chest. Her friend, Ashley Wells, 27, of Monrovia was curled up on the floor in a ball as several people also kicked her several times.

      Alvarez said her friend — who never retrieved her purse — spent the night in the hospital, while she herself visited a hospital emergency room on Tuesday. Alvarez, who is waiting for X-rays to see if she has a broken nose or rib, tried to report the incident Monday night with officers at the protest but was told she would have to come to the police station, something she said she planned on doing by today.

      I really feel sad that it turned into that,’ Alvarez said. “We were clearly there in solidarity. We’re never going to get any of our demands met because we just look like hooligans without a purpose if we continue to turn on each other.

      Schadenfreude, baby.

      Just one black-on-Hispanic beatdown reported per LA paper — means that there were plenty more.

      What happened to all that talk and agitation about a black/brown coalition coming together to fight “The White Racist System?”

      Bon

      • HamletsGhost

        I’m just dying to know if she was one of those pukes that would say that Zimmerman’s injuires “weren’t that bad”. How does getting your head slammed feel now? Stupid dingbat!

  • John Smith

    They engage in the same type of violent behavior Trayvon launched against Zimmerman. The irony, of course, escapes them.

    • MBlanc46

      Yeah. Afro-Americans are not noted for their subtle senses of irony.

  • Nick Gherz

    What an imbecile.
    He’s morally outraged when he is targeted.

    Whatever.
    If the experience can help him “see”, so be it.

  • Lamenting the violence? That really takes the cake; incitement to violence is the whole – and only – point to these “peaceful” demonstrations.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    “I figured with all the evidence [Zimmerman] would’ve been guilty,”
    < These people are clearly operating on there own set of fantasy driven facts because if they actually watched the trial they would know how incredibly stupid they're forcing the rest of us to see them as.

    Other than that idiotic quote, everything else in this article just brought a huge smile to my face which got bigger and bigger as I continued reading line by line. Poetic Justice!

    Like NeanderthalDNA said, "All in the same boat? Hope you can swim!" HAAAAA!

    • NeanderthalDNA

      That boat will float like a Ugandan submarine (a canoe with a hole in it).

      • LIBERTYSINCURSION

        Seriously, that quote “All in the same boat? Hope you can swim!”, is absolutely hysterical, and instantly cuts through all the Liberal “Diversity Is Our Stremph” garbage. HAAA! Classic!

        A Ugandan submarine eh? You know,,, that reminds me of the hysterical video of the Zimbabwean “Helicopter Engineer”. Who put together a “prototype” of his helicopter that he made out of what appears to be random junk and card board painted bright yellow, with a flight suit to match. Did you ever see that video? If not, do a quick search on Youtube for “Man Builds His Own Helicopter – Bulawayo, Zimbabwe”. After watching it you’ll completely understand just how and why these “brilliant” minds never got around to even inventing the wheel before Whitey showed up, to drag them out of their stone age African existence.

  • bigone4u

    “Rogue protesters?” Mr. and Ms. Libtard Reporter, how about calling them what they are, which is opportunistic criminals? They’re not protesting, they’re using the “protests” as cover to steal and assault others. But you’re not honest enough to say that, are you.

  • gemjunior

    Because they’re black, stupid. Around blax, never relax….

  • sam

    The are not as stupid as some white people. They know that Zimmerman is not white .They know that Zim is a mestizo.

  • sam

    If Zimmerman had his mothers maiden name you would not heard of him..Today about 10 blacks were killed by hispanics and about 10 hispancs were killed by blacks. What were they names/

  • ViktorNN

    Blacks know in their guts that as soon as white law and order and civilization falters the little brown mestizo hordes will surround them and wipe them out.

  • Whites and Hispanics are generally allies inside the US prison system.

  • 5Sardonicus

    It is mostly the Hispanic blue collar class that is in conflict with the blacks. They live in areas with large black populations and come into close contact with them.. The Hispanic elites and Middle Class are normally conventional liberals and uniformly pro-minority, They are part of the liberal-minority-feminist coalition.

  • John vb ellis

    Do what a certain “chosen” people do:

    Change your name to fit in, disguise your ethnic/racial ID.

    An Hispanic sir name is now beneficial to Whites. That’s just how things worked out.

  • YourMOMA

    Blacks actually had a tactic in mind and fooled the LAPD. They knew most of the tactical units are in the ghetto and took a joyride into Hollywood. Hollywood BLVD is packed with tourists and the neighborhood is not that bad at all. I wonder if this was the first time the band of roaming youths have descended on Hollywood or will it be the last? Unfortunately, this pack of youths will get a slap on the wrist and it will be just one of many crimes they’ll commit before they strike 3 times or get killed.