►BEDS SET UP ON LA STREET TO PROTEST JAIL EX­PAN­SION:

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LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — De­mon­stra­tors op­posed to ex­pand­ing the Los An­ge­les County jail sys­tem showed their anger by set­ting up mock jail beds on a busy down­town street.

Ac­tivists set up dozens of bunk beds Tues­day out­side the county’s Hall of Ad­min­is­tra­tion, home to the Board of Su­per­vi­sors.

Many protesters wore prison-orange T-shirts that read “I am not the prop­erty of L.A. County jail.”

No ar­rests were made at the rally but KCBS-TV re­ports at least eight peo­ple were later ar­rested when they walked onto a free­way, block­ing traf­fic for about 20 min­utes.

De­mon­stra­tors op­pose county plans to spend at least $2 bil­lion to build a 3,800-bed re­place­ment for the aging down­town Men’s Cen­tral Jail and a new women’s jail in Lan­cas­ter.

LA County has the na­tion’s largest jail sys­tem.

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