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October 19, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Seattle's OT bill for Occupy protest tops $100,000

Police removed and arrested protesters at Westlake Park in Seattle Thursday October 13, 2011. (Photo by Jim Bates / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

Overtime costs to the city of Seattle from the Occupy Seattle protest at Westlake Park totaled $104,869 through last Friday, according to figures released Wednesday.

Police overtime — $97, 200 — accounts for most of the expense,  according to Mayor Mike McGinn’s office. The  cost to Parks and Recreation reached $5,936 with the Finance and Administrative Services Department accounting for the remaining $1,733.

The mayor’s office asked for the accounting from its departments after news organizations inquired about the costs.

McGinn spokesman Aaron Pickus said the totals are estimates dating back to Oct. 1, the first day protesters gathered to call attention to corporate greed and the widening gulf between rich and poor.

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