Ferguson protestors “cornered” in Historic Filipinotown [updated]

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Police appear to be preparing to arrest a group of Ferguson protesters tonight near Alvarado Street and Beverly Boulevard, according to several news media accounts.KTLA reporter Steven Kuji Tweeted that police had cornered an estimated 100 officers and that “mass arrests could be imminent.” An aerial shot from ABC7 shows police lined up across Alvarado Street near a medical office building, where protestors appeared to be gathered on the sidewalk.

Update: @ 5:57 pm: LAPD has issued a citywide tactical alert, according to a police scanner announcement. Police have ordered protestors to disperse, says NBC4.

Update @ 6:10 p.m.
: Officials have shut down the 101 Freeway ramps at Alvarado Street and Glendale Bouelvard, according to a Tweet by Denise Fondo of KNX Radio. Alvarado is also blocked off between Beverly and Third Street. The MTA also warned of delays and detours for passengers riding the 200 and 92 lines.

Police arrested some of the protestors but most were given a dismissal order and allowed to leave if they had no warrants, said L.A. Now.

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