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Occupy L.A.: 72 people arrested in downtown protests

November 17, 2011 |  9:18 pm

Occupy L.A. arrest
Los Angeles police said Thursday night that 72 people had been arrested in protests downtown.

Protesters were arrested on charges that included trespassing, remaining at an unlawful assembly and interfering with a peace officer, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

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The arrests were primarily made during a morning action on Figueroa Street and at an afternoon demonstration at the Bank of America Plaza on Hope Street.

The protesters included members  of the Service Employees International Union, the American Federation of Teachers, the group MoveOn.org, and Occupy L.A.


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Photo: Protester is carried away by LAPD near 4th and Figueroa streets. Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times