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Thousands Protest Over Prop 8, LAPD on Tactical Alert

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As 2,500 protesters hit the streets of West Hollywood and Hollywood tonight in protest of Prop 8, the LAPD went into a citywide tactical alert calling all available officers to the Hollywood area to help control the march that has overtaken streets. According to users on Twitter, streets around Hollywood/Highland and Sunset/Cahuenga are completely shut down with various helicopters hovering above (also Santa Monica and Robertson in WeHo is shut down). Radio reports say that police batons were used on at least one protester who may have been arrested, but the event has been mostly peaceful. Apparently, the march is growing as it goes on.

Videos from the scene below the photos:

Santa Monica west of La Brea:

Near Sunset and Crescent Heights:

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