Yes, and the so-called "peaceful protesters" are unilaterally lowering the prices of goods and services --- by helping themselves to the booty.
At the Los Angeles Times, "'Flash mob' of thieves causes chaotic night in Hollywood":
The rallying cries shot out across Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday evening.Just a little.
"Take the riot to Hollywood," one expletive-laden message on Twitter beseeched. "Hollywood. 7:30."
That invitation for trouble and others like it, police believe, were the seeds of a bizarre, chaotic night in the city's entertainment mecca that caught the LAPD off guard and left city officials scrambling to assure tourists and revelers, once again, that Hollywood is a safe place to be.
A group of 40 to 50 people, mostly teenagers, heeded the social media calls and went on what police described as a rolling crime wave.
LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said it appears the group thought Hollywood would be an easy target because police were focused on patrolling the Crenshaw District, which had been the scene of renegade violence during protests over the George Zimmerman verdict in Florida on Monday evening. As the problems began in Hollywood, the department was also dealing with protesters marching through downtown.
"What we're thinking is these youngsters took advantage of our redeployment of officers down to the Crenshaw District last night and decided that this would be a good night to come up to Hollywood and act a little crazy," Smith said.