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Occupy L.A. protesters march to support Occupy Wall Street

November 15, 2011 |  7:10 am

Occupy Los Angeles protesters staged a late-night march to show their support for Occupy Wall Street protesters
Occupy Los Angeles protesters staged a late-night march to show their support for Occupy Wall Street protesters who were cleared from their encampment at a park in Lower Manhattan.

About 100 protesters in Los Angeles marched through downtown shortly after midnight after viewing online video of the New York camp being broken up. The LAPD briefly went on tactical alert, but there were no reports of arrests.

About 70 protesters in New York were reportedly arrested while police dismantled the tent city.

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A statement about the march on the Occupy Los Angeles website said, "We thank the police for joining us, but we ask that they bring signs instead of batons and other weaponry next time."

An increasing number of cities have made moves to clear Occupy encampments in the past week, including Oakland; Portland, Ore.; and now New York.

The city of Los Angeles has thus far made no attempt to remove the protesters camped on the lawn in front of City Hall, although Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has said the encampment "cannot continue indefinitely."

The protesters have said they intend to do just that.

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Photo: Workers clean up Zuccotti Park after police removed Occupy Wall Street protesters early Tuesday. Credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

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