Occupy L.A.: Police reopen streets around City Hall
After facing off with Occupy protesters for several hours early Monday, police reopened the streets around Los Angeles City Hall to morning commuters.
Shortly after 6 a.m., police reopened Spring, 1st and Main streets, which had been temporarily closed in the area after some demonstrators who had been camped out at the park around City Hall spilled into the roadways.
Police issued an order to disperse about an hour before. Most people complied, retreating back to the park or the sidewalks.
Four people were arrested during the standoff. At one point, several protesters threw bottles and other objects at police.
Although the City Hall park was officially closed at midnight Sunday, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said early Monday that there were no immediate plans to start evicting protesters.
-- Nicole Santa Cruz at L.A. City Hall
Photo: Police in downtown Los Angeles on Monday. Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images