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deadline.com: Los Angeles Downtown Protests Spark Citywide ‘Tactical Alert’ As Portland, Seattle Declared Riots

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UPDATE: LAPD now says four individuals were arrested during Saturday night’s protests that resulted in a citywide tactical alert.

Three protesters were arrested for battery on a police officer.

EARLIER: Los Angeles was under a citywide tactical alert on Saturday night, as police responded to a “Refuse Facism’ rally organized in support of demonstrations in Portland and Seattle.

The L.A. protests were less intense than the Portland and Seattle battles, which were declared “riots” by police in those cities.

In L.A., a tactical alert frees up additional resources and brings more officers on board to handle the situation that sparked the alert.

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