VICTORVILLE (CBSLA.com) — Seventeen people, including eight juveniles, were arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to storm the Victor Valley Mall during an anti-George Zimmerman protest.READ MORE: L.A. County Board Considers Expanding Mental Health Services For LGBTQ+ Jail Population
Security personnel locked the doors as dozens of people tried to gain entry to the mall and deputies made several announcements on a PA system telling the crowd to disperse.READ MORE: Ticketholders To Filipino Festival FAHMfest Find Empty Parking Lot In San Pedro
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that most people left without incident, but six to eight individuals were detained for failing to disperse.
A splinter group of about 10 to 15 young people allegedly opened items at a nearby Chevron station and left without paying.MORE NEWS: LA City Council Considers Motion To Achieve Carbon Neutrality By 2030
There were no reports of injuries or damage.