Demonstrators remain in Seattle park after arrests
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- About 150 Occupy Seattle demonstrators joined in a group meeting Friday night in downtown Westlake Park as they planned for a weekend rally and march.
Officers arrested 10 demonstrators Thursday night for refusing to leave a makeshift structure. They were arrested for obstructing an officer when they remained with the tent after the park closed at 10 p.m. and police ordered them to leave.
Demonstrators have occupied the park for two weeks in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest against corporate power. Spokesman Andrew Tsao (Sao) says a noon rally and a 3 p.m. march are planned Saturday.
Some of the Seattle demonstrators have moved to City Hall Plaza, where Mayor Mike McGinn has said they are welcome to camp.