Chanting "eat the rich" and "abolish capitalism now," Black Lives Matter protesters marched through an affluent residential neighborhood in Beverly Hills late Friday night. While the protests were largely peaceful, some participants tore down, shredded, or defaced American flags that were flying in the yards of residents.
The demonstration shut down significant thoroughfares in the city, including Santa Monica Boulevard and Rodeo Drive.
Deeming it an "unlawful assembly," Beverly Hills police responded quickly to the incident and made several arrests.
At the onset of Black Lives Matter protests and rioting several weeks ago, the City of Beverly Hills acted quickly to make all gatherings and assemblies over 10 unlawful.
"To preserve the peace and tranquility of residential neighborhoods, effective tonight and until further notice, no more than 10 people shall gather in an assembly in a public right of way in a residential area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.," the City of Beverly Hills said in a statement at the time. "An assembly is defined as any gathering or group of 10 or more people on a public street, sidewalk or other public place if those 10 people have a common purpose or goal."
Video of the scene in Beverly Hills was compiled and posted by Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong.