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Photos: Occupy L.A. Celebrates Its 1-Year Anniversary

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By Bethania Palma Markus / Special to LAist

Occupy Los Angeles celebrated its one-year anniversary on Monday, October 1, with a rally and march through Downtown L.A. Roughly 200 people attended the march that started at 2 p.m. at Pershing Square and stopped at various locations, including a Bank of America branch, the Central Cities Association, a lobbying group that supports gentrification, and the Los Angeles Community College district headquarters to protest education cuts.

Occupy L.A. launched last year with a tent city at L.A. City Hall that at its high point reached roughly 500 tents. The camp was raided by the Los Angeles Police Department on November 30, 2011 and nearly 300 were arrested.