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Latino Daily News

Tuesday September 7, 2010

Immigrant Shooting Death in L.A. Ignites Rioting

On Sunday evening Los Angeles police were confronted by a knife wielded man tentatively identified as Manuel Jamines, a Guatemalan immigrant who worked as a day laborer.  Police claim Jamines was asked in Spanish and English to put the knife down and was shot when he lunged at police. 

Local residents felt he was “assassinated” and “provoked.”  The locals response to the yet to be investigated shooting was swift and violent.

Protesters started congregating near the shooting, throwing objects and setting garbage cans on fire.  By late Monday the city declared the group “an unlawful assembly” and ordered the group to disband.  Four people were arrested and three police officers were injured.