Because traffic in L.A. wasn’t backed up enough, people took to the street (or “freeway” to be more precise) to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial:

The freeway has re-opened:

However, the demonstrations continue in the area and there are reports that Los Angeles police are firing non-lethal projectiles at the protesters and are planning for mass arrests:

The LAPD has confirmed that its officers are firing bean bags at protesters because some of them are throwing bottles and other things:

Update: New photos are being tweeted of traffic being blocked in Los Angeles:

KTLA news van surrounded:

Update II: The protest spread:

Twitchy will monitor this story and bring you updates as the situation warrants.