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Occupy LA: Police Maintain Peace, Slowly Move Protesters Off Streets

Benjamin Gottlieb |
November 28, 2011 | 4:39 a.m. PST

Senior News Editor


Nearly five hours after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's 12:01 AM deadline for the Occupy Los Angeles encampment to disperse, demonstrators continue to protest in City Hall Park and on surrounding streets.

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To combat the spilling of Occupy LA protesters from the City Hall Park into the streets, the LAPD -- led by Commander Andrew Smith -- has slowly and systematically encircled Occupy LA revelers at 1st and Spring in downtown Los Angeles.

Police presence was minimal prior to the passing of the 12:01 AM deadline.

Listen to LAPD Commander Andrew Smith below:

Commander Andrew Smith of the LAPD discusses Occupy LA eviction, night one (mp3)


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