‘We Hope They Die’: Protesters Yell & Block Hospital Emergency Entrance After Police Officers Were Shot In Ambush

Two Los Angeles County police officers were ambushed, shot, and are now in critical condition at a local hospital.

In a series of tweets, the LA County Sheriffs tweeted that the assailant got away.

But the terribly tragic story does not end there.

Twitchy reports protesters found the hospital where the police officers were taken and gathered outside, blocking the emergency entrances and exits.

The group of protesters also reportedly shouted profanities at the officers and said they hope they die to their injuries.

The LA County Sheriffs confirmed the presence of the protesters:


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And, via Twitchy:

The Sheriffs released another statement confirming at least two people outside of the hospital had been arrested:

After deputies issued a dispersal order for the unlawful assembly of a group of protesters blocking the hospital emergency entrance & exits, a male adult protester refused to comply & cooperate.

During his arrest, a struggle ensued at which time a female adult ran towards the deputies, ignored repeated commands to stay back as they struggled with the male and interfered with the arrest.

The female adult, who was later identified as a member of the press, did not identify herself as press and later admitted she did not have proper press credentials on her person. Both individuals have been arrested for 148 P.C.

NPR’s Josie Huang posted to Twitter that she was arrested at the scene after recording video of the protesters.