Hundreds march in LA in economic protests

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Posted: Oct 06, 2011 5:09 PM
Hundreds march in LA in economic protests

Los Angeles police have arrested about 11 anti-Wall Street demonstrators who entered a Bank of America during a downtown march by hundreds of people.

The arrests Thursday afternoon came at the end of a demonstration that moved among high-rises housing the offices of banks and other financial institutions.

The march eventually took over an intersection and a small group entered the Bank of America branch.

Police Cmdr. Blake Chow says the group sat down in the lobby and refused requests by the manager and employees to leave. Police were then called.

The arrestees were cheered as they were taken away to police vans.

Chow says civil disobedience had been expected, but he says there has been no violence.

The demonstration appeared to be breaking up after about two hours.