Fla. Protesters Attack Caylee Anthony's Grandparents

Demonstrators hold daughter Casey responsible for toddler's disappearance
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2008 1:31 PM CDT
Bystanders and reporters gather outside the home of Casey Anthony, mother of missing 3-year-old Caylee Anthony, after Casey Anthony was released on bail in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 5, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Florida police are looking for the protesters who provoked a violent confrontation last night outside the house of George and Cindy Anthony, grandparents to missing 3-year-old Caylee Anthony, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Protesters who suspect the Anthonys' daughter Casey in Caylee’s disappearance threw pennies at the house’s door and windows last night, prompting a 911 call from Cindy.

The protesters returned at 1:30am and began banging on the garage door, provoking a response—filmed by local TV news—from George Anthony, who got into a shouting match before a female protester dragged him to the ground. The protesters dispersed when George sprayed them with a garden hose. Police say the demonstrators could face battery charges, as the primary aggressors.