6 arrested in police brutality protest in South Los Angeles

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three women and three men were arrested following a protest on police brutality in South Los Angeles Monday night.

Of the arrests, four were for refusal to disperse and two were for attempting to set the four in custody free, Los Angeles police said.

The group, estimated to be around 25 to 50 people, gathered after 11 p.m. to demonstrate against police brutality, Los Angeles police said. They marched near 65th Street and Broadway, where 25-year-old Ezell Ford was shot by LAPD officers on Aug. 11.

By midnight, protesters were still wandering the streets, but were no longer blocking traffic.

The protest comes the same day where riots broke out in Maryland after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered while in police custody. The Maryland governor declared a state of emergency and National Guard was called to restore order.
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