By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles police arrested about 40 protesters Tuesday night for being “unruly” after they gathered near the Staples Center to demonstrate against L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

Shortly after 8 p.m., dozens of protesters marched from Staples Center eastbound on Venice Boulevard and then westbound on Washington Boulevard.

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The group was in the area of Pico Boulevard and Figueroa Street when the LAPD declared an unlawful assembly due to a “large and unruly crowd” at around 9:30 p.m.

About 40 people were arrested for blocking train tracks and failing to disperse, and another 30 were detained and cited for blocking an intersection.

Lacey is seeking a third term in Tuesday’s election, facing former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon.

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