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Given the state’s history of dramatic protests, police forces across California are seeking an end to the tension.

Two major California cities spent Tuesday assessing damage and tallying arrests from violent protests the night before, officials asked for peaceful behavior — but promised a crackdown should the demonstrations escalate again.

Protestors have rallied across the nation after a Florida jury acquitted former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. Saturday’s verdict sparked nightly protests in many major cities.

But the demonstrations in Oakland and Los Angeles morphed into more aggressive outbursts, with marauders running through city streets — smashing windows, lighting garbage fires, assaulting news crews and, in one case, attacking a waiter trying to protect a restaurant damaged two nights prior.

Read more at LATimes.com.

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