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More than 1,400 police officers, some in riot gear, cleared the Occupy Los Angeles camp early Wednesday, driving protesters from a park around City Hall and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave. Similar raids in Philadelphia led to 52 arrests, but the scene in both cities was relatively peaceful.
Occupy Wall Street protesters who defied a deadline to remove their weeks-old encampment on the Los Angeles City Hall lawn stood their ground Tuesday as they faced uncertainty over when or if police would push them out of the park — and if an eviction could happen without the kind of violence that has engulfed the removal of protest sites in other cities.
For now, Wall Street protesters camped out on the Los Angeles City Hall lawn still have their tent city after defying a deadline to pack up and clear out. "Still occupied," read the sign of a protester up in a tree.
When Occupy LA demonstrators recently proclaimed a downtown intersection "our street," police watched as annoyed drivers honked horns and tried to maneuver around gyrating protesters. Officers only moved in after the third intersection takeover — telling protesters they had to quit or face arrest. The activists turned around and marched back to camp chanting slogans.
With helicopters whirling overhead and police officers spread out on the grounds, the event that unfolded at Dodger Stadium could easily have been mistaken for a rave gone bad or a riot _ if the people the police were watching hadn't been wearing baseball caps and toting giant foam fingers.
Dodger Stadium was flooded with blue Thursday night, both the Los Angeles Dodgers kind and the LAPD variety, as the team and police cracked down on the kind of hooliganism that nearly killed a San Francisco Giants fan last month.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the city's police chief are vowing to make Dodger Stadium the safest sports venue in the United States.
Mayors and other leaders from Los Angeles and San Francisco on Sunday condemned violence among sports fans in the wake of an opening-day beating at Dodger Stadium that left a Giants fan in a medically induced coma.
The police officer who fatally shot a knife-wielding man whose death has sparked three days of violent protests in Los Angeles had been involved in two previous shootings while on duty, according to a media report.