Protests erupt in South LA over police shooting of black teen

Angry protesters have taken to the streets of a South Los Angeles neighborhood to condemn the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old black man by police.

It was the second night of protests since Carnell Snell Jr. was shot and killed following a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon.

The crowd blocked traffic at 108th Street and Western Avenue. The demonstration turned chaotic with some protesters harassing news reporters and vandalizing local businesses.

Police officers talk with family members and residents along 107th Street, while dispersing the crowd along Western Avenue and 107th Street. (Photo by LA Times)

The demonstrators chanted slogans against police brutality and carried signs, including one that read, “Jail killer cops!”

The night began with a peaceful prayer vigil for Snell, but the protest grew more intense. LAPD officers in riot gear swarmed to disperse the crowd, telling dozens of protesters to leave the area or face arrest. By 11 p.m.,…

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