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Video: Police chase Occupy L.A. protesters along 1st Street

This post has been updated. See note at the bottom for details.

As the eviction of Occupy L.A. protesters unfolded Wednesday morning, the LAPD declared an unlawful assembly on 1st and Spring streets around 1:30 a.m. The video above shows the action developing after the first unlawful assembly was declared.

An officer notified Occupy L.A. protesters in English and Spanish that they had to leave the area. Protesters were given five minutes to disperse or face the threat of arrest

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Police wound up chasing protesters west along 1st Street toward Broadway, where another unlawful assembly was declared.

Officers then chased protesters toward Hill Street, arresting people along 1st as they ran in an attempt to escape pursuing police.

[Updated 10:16 a.m., Nov. 30:  This post has been edited to clarify that action shown in the video occurred around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.]

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— Robert J. Lopez

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Video: Police move in on protesters. Credit: Robert J. Lopez/Los Angeles Times

 
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