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November 3, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Three Occupy Seattle protesters arrested outside the Sheraton last night

Seattle police arrested three people during the Occupy Seattle protest outside the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle last night.

The arrests followed six other arrests on Capitol Hill earlier in the day. Several hundred people marched to the Sheraton Hotel from Capitol Hill to protest Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, who was in town for a speaking engagement at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

Sixth Avenue in front of the hotel was closed to traffic for less than an hour as protesters tried to block hotel entrances by locking arms. Police used pepper spray to clear a side entrance near the corner of Pike Street and Seventh Avenue so hotel patrons could enter or leave.

The protest began at 6 p.m. and lasted 3 ½ hours. Other coverage by  Seattle Times details the protests and arrests.

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