DTLA protests: LAPD tactical alert issued after protesters fill downtown streets; 1 officer injured

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) – A citywide tactical alert was issued by the Los Angeles Police Department after a group of protesters began to take to downtown streets on Tuesday evening , injuring an officer.

The group began to gather around 9 p.m. near Pershing Square on S Hill and W 5th street.

Police began to receive reports of protesters surrounding patrol cars and allegedly attempting to take control of a subway bus.

According to LAPD Chief Michel Moore, officers tried to disperse the group, but the crowd began throwing rocks and bottles.

A police officer was injured, but the extent of his injuries is not known.

AIR7 HD cameras captured more than a dozen police vehicles lined up as officers began blocking the street.

The entire road was closed to motorists.

Earlier on Tuesday, protests over the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion that would overturn the court’s Roe v. Wade sent people to the streets of the country.

About 1,000 people rallied outside the court on Tuesday, with the vast majority calling for continued federal protection of abortion rights.

This is a developing story. This article will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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