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CIVIC CENTER (CNS) - A crowd of hundreds formed outside the Los Angeles  Police Administration Building today before marching through downtown streets  in protest against police shootings in Los Angeles and Missouri.

The rally formed in the mid-afternoon and started marching north on  Spring Street in the middle of the street about 3:15 p.m.

The crowd moved to Alameda Street outside Union Station to Chinatown and  Little Tokyo, according to Cmdr. Andy Smith of the Los Angeles Police  Department.

Typically, permits are required for protesting in the street, but  traffic was light and officers on bikes were able to close off some  intersections, he said.

``It was a very, very vocal crowd and a very angry crowd, but  peaceful,'' Smith said. ``They were respectful of private property.''

The protest was motivated by recent officer-involved shooting deaths of  young black men.

On Monday, police shot and killed Ezell Ford, 25, after he allegedly  struggled with two officers in South Los Angeles.

In Ferguson, Missouri, protests are ongoing following the police killing  of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Sunday's march eventually ended up in front of LAPD's administration  building, again where local civil rights activists delivered speeches.

A dwindling crowd still was present as of 7 p.m., Smith said.