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1 Reportedly Arrested During Occupy LA Protest Downtown

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Occupy L.A. protesters took to the downtown streets Saturday, with LAPD officers reporting one arrest during a noisy demonstration at a Bank of America.

Police spokespersons would not say how large the crowds were, or if anyone was arrested. But commanders speaking on police radios said one person was arrested at the B of A branch at Sixth and Hill streets, where demonstrators reportedly rattled the locked doors.

As many as 200 people reportedly walked from Pershing Square to City Hall.

A protest marcher told KNX radio that a man riding a bicycle was “tackled and arrested” by police on Broadway as protesters marched up the sidewalk.

By mid-afternoon, peaceable crowds were reportedly milling around at City Hall, the police administration building, and a nearby municipal jail.

An earlier City Hall demonstration by members of the Bus Riders Union had ended, with some of the participants apparently joining the Occupy demonstrations.

Northbound Main Street was closed at Second Street, where police cars were being parked and staged.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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