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183 Ferguson protesters arrested in L.A., many more than in other cities
183 Ferguson protesters arrested in L.A., many more than in other cities

Los Angeles police arrested 183 protesters overnight Tuesday -- a much larger number than in other major cities in the nation on the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, at a news conference Wednesday morning, said he could not speak to what had occurred in other parts of the country but that the LAPD and CHP had been "extremely generous in allowing the expression of 1st Amendment activities.” Police gave protesters an "absolute opportunity" to express themselves, he said, but within limits. Once the limits were reached, he said, police had to take action. ...

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