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Last night's protest in the wake of the officer involved shooting death of Anaheim resident Manuel Diaz saw officers responding at least twice to remove flaming dumpsters from busy La Palma Avenue. The tensions between residents and cops began Friday when 25-year-old Diaz, who was unarmed, was shot by police in front of an apartment complex on North Anna Drive.
More than once, dumpsters were pushed into traffic and set ablaze. During one police response, bottles were hurled, prompting officers to dawn helmets and arm themselves with shotguns and assault weapons. Police and fire personnel put a fire out just after 1 a.m. as a handful of angry bystanders yelled insults calling officers “killers” and “murderers.” Meanwhile, Anaheim police shot and killed another man, Joel Acevedo, late last night in the 400 block of West Gunida Lane.