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More Ferguson Protests Expected Near Rodeo, LAPD Headquarters

BEVERLY HILLS ( — Ferguson protesters could be heading back to the streets Friday following a last-minute Thanksgiving reprieve.

Two protests - one near the intersection of Wilshire and Rodeo in Beverly Hills and another at LAPD headquarters - were scheduled for 3 p.m., according to reports.

The LAPD was put on a citywide tactical alert as of 1 p.m. in anticipation of Ferguson-related protests in downtown Los Angeles. A tactical
alert means that officers can be held over on their work shifts to handle any emergency situation that might arise, according to the department.

The protests come after the Los Angeles Police Department released demonstrators who couldn't make bail for Thanksgiving dinner after being arrested during Ferguson protests in Beverly Hills earlier this week.

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Commander Andrew Smith says Thursday that about 90 people are still jailed and will be released on their own recognizance without having to post $500 bail.

Because of the holiday, many of those arrested would have otherwise remained jailed until Monday, when courts reopen, The Associated Press reported.

Smith says 338 people have been arrested in the past three days for failure to disperse and disrupting the peace.

Of those, 145 were arrested late Wednesday.

Thirty-five people were also arrested in Oakland following a march that deteriorated into vandalism.

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