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LAPD, Occupy Clash Over ... Sidewalk Chalk?

ArtWalk turns ugly as officers injured, many arrested

(Newser) - Riot police broke up an ArtWalk-turned-Occupy LA protest last night, using batons and non-lethal projectiles to disperse the crowd and arresting several, the LA Times reports. What were protesters doing? Drawing with sidewalk chalk. A Facebook event urged protesters to join LA's monthly ArtWalk and show support for people... More »

California Occupy Activists Charged With ... Lynching

Sergio Ballesteros interfered with protester arrest, say authorities

(Newser) - In a bizarre twist, two Occupy California activists have been busted for ... lynching. Under California law the crime involves “taking by means of a riot any person from the lawful custody of any peace officer." Of course the 1933 law was intended to save people from vigilantes, particularly... More »

Occupy LA Cost City $2.35M

Protesters blame costs on excessive use of cops

(Newser) - Occupy LA protesters cost the city a cool $2.35 million—at least—largely in police overtime. The price tag doesn't include the costs of repairs to the lawn during the two-month encampment and the fountain outside City Hall. Time-and-a half overtime for the regular force and General Services... More »

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