NBC Los Angeles – by Gadi Schwartz and Kelly Goff
Four people were arrested at a pro-Israel peace rally in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles Sunday after pro-Palestinian protesters also turned up and the two sides clashed.
At least one gunshot was fired by a Federal Protective Service officer, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said.
Four men were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The weapons were identified by the department as wooden flag poles.
Witnesses in Westwood said the confrontation included a scuffle between men who drove past the protest displaying a Palestinian flag and pro-Israel protesters.
A man who said he was in the truck said the Palestinian flag was ripped away. When men from the truck attempted to retrieve the flag, there was a confrontation.
As several of the men tried to leave the scene, at least one gunshot was fired at the truck by the FPS officer.
No one was struck by the gunfire.
The shooting will be investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the FBI, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.
Editor’s Note: Police earlier told NBC4 that a Department of Homeland Security agent had fired at the truck. Police later said that it was an FPS officer that had fired.
NBC4’s Toni Guinyard contibuted to this report.
4 thoughts on “Shot Fired During Clash at Pro-Israel Rally, 4 Arrested”
I’d be a happier man if someone mowed down the entire “pro-Israel” rally with a machine gun.
FPS, the modern day gestapo.
From dhs.gov: The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a federal law enforcement agency that provides integrated security and law enforcement services to federally owned and leased buildings, facilities, properties and other assets.
As FPS officers are Department of Homeland Security agents, could the editor of this article explain the difference, which he pointed out in his note, or is this the new obfuscation of the illegal gestapo to avoid disturbing the continued sleep of the sheep?
“at a pro-Israel peace rally”
HOW IN THE HELL CAN ONE BE ‘PRO-ISRAEL’ AND CLAIM PEACE?
Oh thats right because they are SO FULL OF SH!T it makes my head spin. Pee soups soon to follow.
so the deadly weapons were flag poles…?
Start the flag pole ban immediately!