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Ferguson protesters say LAPD overreacted with arrests
Ferguson protesters say LAPD overreacted with arrests

Jasmyne Cannick blended into the throng of protesters as they reached 7th and Figueroa streets, the crowd swelling to several hundred. As the protesters moved forward, those in the front of the pack tried to outmaneuver the police by moving through downtown's alleyways and side streets. But within an hour, the most feverish of the protesters on the front lines Wednesday evening had scattered, leaving a group that quickly found itself boxed into a cul-de-sac near 6th and Hope streets. "I was waiting for the dispersal warning, thinking, 'OK, fine, I'm tired anyway,' " said Cannick, a political consultant and writer who has written critically about the...

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