Wall Street protesters in L.A. hit Jackson trial

Anti-Wall Street protesters demonstrate in front of the courthouse where the trial for Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, is taking place, October 3, 2011 in Los Angeles. Getty

LOS ANGELES - Anti-Wall Street demonstrators camping at Los Angeles City Hall are trying to steal the spotlight from the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor.

A group of chanting, sign-waving demonstrators has moved in front of the downtown courthouse where Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with Jackson's overdose death.

They appear to be seeking coverage from the huge crowd of TV cameras set up there.

Wall Street protest arrests add fuel to fire

The protesters, who blame the economic meltdown on greedy corporations, set up tents over the weekend on sidewalks by City Hall. No arrests have been made, and police say the demonstrators can stay unless they cause problems.

Organizers say they're planning an evening march through downtown LA in sympathy with about 700 Wall Street protesters who were arrested in New York over the weekend.



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