Protesters and Police Clash in Los Angeles Tunnel During Jacob Blake Rally

At least 10 people have been arrested in Los Angeles after clashes broke out between police and those protesting the death of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

Video shows dozens of demonstrations facing off with the LAPD at the Third Street Tunnel on Wednesday during a third night of protests in the city.

The clips show officers blocking the protesters off from exiting one end of the tunnel, while a line of cars build up behind the demonstrators.

Officers are also seen charging towards the protesters, with some appearing to strike them with their batons.

According to CBS Los Angeles, officers fired rubber bullets at the protesters while trying to detain them.

Earlier in the day, around 300 people gathered outside the Hall of Justice, which also serves as the headquarters for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, in order to protest against the shooting of Blake by Kenosha Police.

The crowd eventually dispersed, although some were seen spray-painting anti-police slogans on buildings throughout the downtown area of the city, ABC reported.

At least 6 crowd munitions have been fired as LAPD pushes into the group. Shields are picked up following shots

— Cogeian (@cogeian) August 27, 2020

A group of at least 100 eventually moved into the tunnel on Third Street at Flower Street at around 11 p.m., where police attempted to contain them from both sides.

After the protest was declared an unlawful assembly, police said they would allow protesters to leave the tunnel five at a time providing they were not carrying any weapons.

In a series of posts, Twitter user @Cogeian, who uploaded videos from the protests at the tunnel, wrote: "Just wanted to say a couple things, the protesters didn't stop in the tunnel on their own at any point.

"We began marching through the tunnel, and within 5 minutes skirmish lines were on each side, then began pushing in on one another.

"I also saw a girl playfully kick a shield before the march began, it completely split in half. These are boogie boards, thicker cardboard pieces with slogans, and thin plastic sleds. But to LAPD, they were enough reason to brutalize protesters."

The LAPD has been contacted for comment.

Protests have taken place across the county following the incident involving Blake on Sunday, August 23.

Blake is reported to be paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the shooting at the 2800 block of 40th Street.

Video showed Blake walking away from three white officers and attempting to get into a vehicle before being fired at seven times.

Blake was said to have been attempting to break up a fight between two women prior to the shooting, which was witnessed by three of his children.

Jacob Blake.
(File photo) Protesters march past LAPD officers during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody, in downtown Los Angeles, California, June 6, 2020. Clashes broke out between the LAPD and those protesting the death of Jacob Blake. KYLE GRILLOT/AFP/Getty

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