- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 18, 2013

A George Zimmerman protest in Victorville, Calif., turned rowdy Wednesday night, resulting in 17 arrests after a mob of youths reportedly looted a convenience store and tried to force their way into the mall.

Eight of the 17 people arrested Wednesday night are under 18 and were arrested for unlawful assembly, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

A department spokeswoman said 10 to 15 juveniles mobbed a Chevron gas convenience store and opened items and left without paying, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A large group of people gathered at the Mall of Victor Valley parking lot and tried to force their way into the mall. Most were stopped by security.

Officers ordered the group to disperse and arrested those who didn’t, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The protests come after the acquittal of Mr. Zimmerman in the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin.

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