Shortly before 1 a.m., Los Angeles police began making their first arrests of Occupy L.A. protesters who failed to disperse.

One demonstrator standing near Main Street stood calmly while he was handcuffed, surrounded by five officers. One took his picture with a digital camera, which Officer Sarah Faden said police plan to do with every arrestee.

In the middle of the City Hall plaza, more than two dozen protesters sat with arms linked around a tent. Protester Alex Everett, 26, stood in front of them. “I’m ready to be arrested,” he said. “I’m surprised there’s this many cops for a peaceful assembly.”

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