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Thousands Occupy protesters march nationwide and hundreds arrested

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A protester is arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers after he attempted to join a group of Occupy LA demonstrators who were occupying a park in front of the Bank of America building on Nov. 17, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

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A protester battles with three Los Angeles Police Department officers as he arrested during an Occupy LA protest on Thursday.

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Occupy Wall Street protesters and union members walk across the Brooklyn Bridge after a rally in Foley Square, Thursday night in New York City.

msnbc.com staff and news service reports:

NEW YORK — Thousands of protesters took to the streets around the U.S., including Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Ore., to mark two months since the movement's birth. Dozens of arrests were reported, including at least 31 in Los Angeles. 

One of the largest demonstrations was in New York, where at least 1,000 demonstrators tried to clog streets around the stock exchange. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said five of the protesters arrested were charged with felony assault and that seven police officers and 10 protesters were injured.

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