Posted on September 8, 2020

Violence Erupts Again Monday as Dijon Kizzee Protesters Square Off with Deputies

CBS Los Angeles, September 8, 2020

For the second straight night Monday, violence broke out between dozens of people protesting the shooting death of Dijon Kizzee and deputies outside the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station.

With deputies stationed behind barricades, the demonstration in the 1300 block of West Imperial Highway was mostly peaceful until items such as rocks, mortars and bottles began to be thrown, according to the sheriff’s department. Deputies then used non-lethal weapons to disperse the crowd.

At least five people were arrested, the sheriff’s department said. This is in addition to 12 who were arrested on Sunday night.

Speaking earlier in the day, L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva warned about outsiders seeking to incite riots.

“We definitely want people to protest peacefully, but when the sun goes down, people that show up here, they’re not from the community, they’re armed to the teeth; they have rocks, bottles, lasers, fireworks, mortars, hard hats,” Villanueva said. “They came here to cause trouble, to create damage.”

There were no serious injuries reported on either night.


An unlawful assembly was declared following a similar demonstration on Saturday.