Thousands of people turned out for tonight's ArtWalk event in downtown Los Angeles, but there was no repeat of last month's violent clashes between police and protesters.
Three members of an Occupy group from Oakland were detained in Pershing Square in the morning for allegedly chalking messages at the site, said Officer Christopher No of the LAPD's Media Relations office. One of the three was arrested on an outstanding warrant, No said.
About 100 people turned up at Pershing Square at Sixth and Olive streets around 7 p.m. tonight for what Occupy LA billed as "an open community art and music space."
About two hours later the group made its way to where ArtWalk takes place along Spring Street between Third and Seventh streets, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations section.
ArtWalk and the Pershing Square gathering were trouble free and no arrests were made other than the three in the morning, Rayner said.
"It's been very quiet," Rayner said.
Extra police officers were deployed tonight to deal with any possible trouble, but Rayner said it is department policy not to discuss specific numbers.