Bigger Occupy Seattle protest set for Saturday

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SEATTLE (AP) — Demonstrators took a brief break from downtown Seattle’s Westlake Park on Thursday to make way for a jobs rally organized by Washington labor unions.

KING-TV (http://bit.ly/pCQUJ80) reports about 10 police officers arrived at the park around 9:30 a.m. and told about 75 demonstrators they had to leave. After a brief confrontation, the Occupy Seattle protesters left and no arrests were made.

By early Thursday afternoon, 20 Occupy Seattle supporters were back in Westlake Park.

About 25 protesters have moved to City Hall, where Mayor McGinn has said they were welcome. Midday Thursday, some joined union outside the Grand Hyatt, where GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was holding a noon fundraiser.

Demonstrators voted Wednesday night to occupy Westlake Park indefinitely. A biggest demonstration is planned for Saturday.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/