Photos: LAPD arrests dozens after declaring gathering near Staples Center unlawful

LAPD officers arrest a protester on Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles on election night.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Los Angeles police on Tuesday night shadowed groups of people near Staples Center, arresting about 50 on charges of failing to disperse after their gathering was declared unlawful.

A protester and a police officer face off in downtown Los Angeles on  Tuesday night.
(Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)
Protesters march in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters fleeing police jump a fence near 18th and Figueroa streets in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
(Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)
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LAPD officers detain a protester on Figueroa Street downtown
LAPD officers detain a protester on Figueroa Street downtown Tuesday night.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters march down Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
Protesters march down Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A police helicopters hovers over downtown Los Angeles, where protesters gathered on Tuesday night
A police helicopters hovers over the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles, where protesters gathered on Tuesday night
(Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)
Police take positions along Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
LAPD officers detain protesters on Figueroa Street downtown Tuesday night.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Police clear the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night
Police clear the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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