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Civil Unrest': Pro-Trayvon Martin Protesters in Calif. Assault Civilian, Police Officers and Police Horse

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By the end of the night, 11 people were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery, assaulting a police horse, assaulting a peace officer and vandalism.

Protesters chant their slogans during a demonstration in reaction to the acquittal of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Protests have been held nationwide since jurors acquitted Zimmerman Saturday for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Credit: AP

A pro-Trayvon Martin "march" in San Bernardino, Calif., on Thursday night turned violent when protesters assaulted a civilian, police officers and a police horse. The so-called protesters were rallying against the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

San Bernardino police described the incident with protesters as "civil unrest," the Press-Enterprise reports.

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Police received multiple reports of the "protesters" committing vandalism around 8:45 p.m. When officers arrived on the scene, about 120 protesters who were gathered in a restaurant parking lot began throwing rocks and bottles at them and passing vehicles "without provocation," according to a news release.

When police ordered the protesters to disperse, most of the demonstrators left. The ones who refused to disperse, about 50 people, reportedly moved behind a cinder block wall and continued throwing rocks an debris.

Police later discovered a victim had been physically assaulted. Following a "lengthy foot chase," investigators arrested 22-year-old parolee Byron Thomas in connection with the assault.

By the end of the night, 11 people were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery, assaulting a police horse, assaulting a peace officer and vandalism.

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