Rioters reportedly shouting "Kill the police!" showed up to a Los Angeles area hospital on Sunday. The hospital is treating two law enforcement officers who were ambushed and shot on Saturday.
According to the LA County sheriff’s office, protesters blocked the emergency entrances and exits to St. Francis Medical Center.
To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling "We hope they die" referring to 2 LA Sheriff's ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People's lives are at stake when ambulances can't get through.— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020
"They were saying 'Death to the police' and 'Kill the police,' and these are sheriffs, but the message is still the same. They were using all types of curse words and derogatory terms," Bishop Juan Carlos Mendez with Churches in Action told KABC-TV. "Unacceptable behavior, because a hospital should be a sanctuary."
Two deputies suffered multiple gunshot wounds in a close-range attack through the passenger window of their patrol car in Compton on Saturday night.
Shortly after video of the attack was released President Trump reacted on Twitter.
Animals that must be hit hard! https://t.co/zrOd9ZUl8o— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020