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3 Members of Occupy Group From Oakland Detained For Using Sidewalk Chalk At Pershing Square

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Three members of an Occupy group that was bused in from Oakland were detained at Pershing Square this morning for creating the image that you see above.

Two of the chalk-wielding protesters were later released, but one of them was arrested, according to reports from City News Service. A police spokesmen in media relations told CNS that the arrested protester was being held because of an outstanding warrant.

The protest called "Chalk Walk" was planned today to coincide with the monthly Art Walk downtown—although organizers plan to hold the protest a few blocks away at Pershing Square this evening. The LAPD has vowed to crack down on anyone using sidewalk chalk, saying that they consider it vandalism.

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