Hundreds join Occupy Seattle demonstration




SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators have converged on Westlake Park as part of the ongoing Occupy Seattle protest.

The Seattle Times reports that about 500 people turned out Saturday afternoon following a call from labor leaders to join the movement. About 100 police officers were on hand.

Tents went up in the park last weekend in support of New York’s Occupy Wall Street demonstration against corporate political power. Seattle police arrested about two dozen people Wednesday for refusing to remove tents, which aren’t allowed in the park.


Information from: KOMO-AM,