Anaheim Teen in Viral Video Thanks Peaceful Protesters
Updated: Aug 25
Despite looming rain clouds, 30 protesters marched in Anaheim for Christian Dorscht, the 13-year-old confronted by Los Angeles Police Department officer Kevin Ferguson in now-infamous viral videos. They gathered outside Loara High School near the West Palais neighborhood where the incident happened in which Ferguson dragged Christian until another teen shoved him over a hedge. The off-duty cop then pulled a concealed gun, firing a single shot into the ground near the group of kids, one of whom allegedly stepped on his lawn. "All we want is justice for Christian and for all of our children," said Jennifer Dorscht, Christopher's grandmother, who led the march. "[The officer] could have handled the matter completely different!"
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