10 arrests in protest against corporate tax breaks



SEATTLE (AP) — Demonstrators across Washington have called on lawmakers to end tax breaks on corporations to help fix the state’s budget woes.

About 100 people demonstrated Wednesday outside a Chase bank in Seattle, blocking traffic for more than 20 minutes. Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel says 10 people were arrested for pedestrian interference and failure to disperse. He says they were processed at a precinct and released.

In Cle Elum, about 100 protesters gathered outside the Suncadia resort, where Gov. Chris Gregoire delivered the keynote address before a group of business leaders.

The Daily Record newspaper of Ellensburg reports the demonstrators chanted slogans and held signs calling on corporations to do more to fix the economy.

No incidents occurred.