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LAPD Tactical Alert Declared ~ Westlake

Los Angeles Police officers close 6th Street Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, as police confront protestors who rallied against the police over the death of a Guatemalan immigrant by Los Angeles police officers Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Fires were burning on Union Avenue and 6th Street in Westlake on Tuesday night as crowds clashed with Los Angeles Police Department officers.

Hundreds of police, clad in helmets and wielding batons, had responded to the area. Officers formed skirmish lines as protesters scattered in alleys and streets adjacent to 6th Street.

LAPD Officer Karen Rayner said a citywide tactical alert was declared, freeing up more officers to respond to the scene.

Source LA Now. Photo: D.Dovarganes

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