Bigger Occupy Seattle protest set for Saturday

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Occupy Seattle demonstrators took a 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 told some 75 demonstrators they had to leave. After a brief confrontation, the Occupy Seattle protesters left.

By Thursday evening, about 30 of them were back in the park.

Roughly 25 protesters have moved to City Hall Plaza, where Mayor Mike McGinn has said they are welcome to camp. At midday Thursday, dozens protested outside the downtown hotel where Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had a private fundraiser. They carried signs including one that said, "Romney is the 1 percent" -- a reference to what the demonstrators describe as the concentration of wealth among a small slice of the population.

Occupy Seattle plans a large demonstration Saturday.

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