Occupy Seattle demonstrators protest Romney event
Thursday, October 13, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- Dozens of people from the Occupy Seattle protest demonstrated outside an appearance by Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
About 50 protesters made the walk of a few blocks from Westlake Park to the downtown hotel where the former Massachusetts governor was holding a private fundraiser Thursday. They carried signs that said, "This is class warfare," ''Make Wall Street pay," and "Romney is the 1 percent" -- a reference to what the demonstrators describe as the concentration of wealth among a small slice of the population.
After the fundraiser, Romney was scheduled to discuss trade policy at Microsoft before heading to Portland, Ore., for an appearance Friday.