Firefighters responded to dozens of fires, and scores of businesses were damaged. One of the hardest-hit areas was the area around the Grove, a popular high-end outdoor mall west of downtown where hundreds of protesters swarmed the area, showering police with rocks and other objects and vandalizing shops. One officer suffered a fractured skull, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said.
When the curfew took effect at 8 p.m., police moved aggressively to get people off the streets and there was no repeat of the late-night rampage that occurred downtown Friday night and led to more than 500 arrests.
Community leaders denounced the violence that has accompanied protests over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck. (here)
Numerous synagogues in Los Angeles were vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti over Shabbos.
Congregation Beth Israel, one of the oldest synagogues in Los Angeles, in the Fairfax District was defaced, as was the Kehilas Yaakov shul.
LA Rioters Set Synagogue on Fire after Vandalizing It Earlier in the Day – More Evidence Islamists and Domestic Terrorists Are Behind US Riots
By Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit, May 31, 2020:
Rioters in LA set a synagogue on fire late Saturday night after vandalizing it earlier in the day. This incident is more evidence that Islamic connected groups are behind recent US riots.
The Jewish Journal reports that the synagogue located on Beverly Boulevard was vandalized last night.
A synagogue in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles was vandalized on May 30 with graffiti stating “free Palestine” and “f— Israel.”
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) May 31, 2020
The Jewish Journal continues:
American Jewish Committee Los Angeles Regional Director Richard S. Hirschhaut said in a statement to the Journal, “It is deplorable that certain protestors in Los Angeles today resorted to violence and vandalism. Sadly, their destructive opportunism included the defacing of Congregation Beth Israel, one of the oldest synagogues in Los Angeles and the spiritual home to many Holocaust survivors over the years. The epithets scrawled on the synagogue wall do nothing to advance the cause of peace or justice, here or abroad.”
Liora Rez, director of the Stop Anti-Semitism watchdog, said in a statement to the Journal, “Once again we see vile anti-Semitism being disguised as activism. To vandalize a synagogue during this horrific time does nothing but further divide a broken country.”
But come nightfall the synagogue was set on fire per reports to the Gateway Pundit:
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