SEATTLE (AP) — The crowd of demonstrators at Seattle’s downtown Westlake Park has swelled with the addition of war protesters marking the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
Several dozen union members also joined the Occupy Seattle gathering on Friday.
By Friday evening, after war protesters marched through town to Westlake, the combined crowd was estimated at several hundred people.
Labor leaders are urging union members to attend a planned noon Saturday rally in support of Occupy Seattle.
Washington State Labor Council spokeswoman Kathy Cummings told The Seattle Times, “It’s their movement, but it’s our message.”
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.
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