Police said the arrests were of protesters who refused to get out of the street opposite City Hall or who threw things at officers. Otherwise, as the sun came up, Occupy LA protesters were cheering the LAPD and talking on the live stream about getting breakfast together, and 1st Street was reopened to traffic. Commander Andy Smith said at a 6 am presser that the night was peaceful except for the stray exceptions. He declined to say what further plans there are to clear the City Hall park of tents. Many people have left, but those who remain were declaring victory.
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