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December 3, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Police arrest 16 protesters who broke into abandoned building

There is not points to locate on the mapSeattle police arrested 16 Occupy Seattle protesters early Saturday morning after the group broke into an empty building in the 900 block of East Union Street.

The protesters entered the building at about 5:30 p.m. Friday with plans to hold a benefit concert as a fundraiser. East Precinct officers tried to contact protesters, but they barricaded the door from the inside and started spitting on officers from the roof, according to a Seattle Police Department press release.

Police contacted the building’s owner, who confirmed the protesters were there without permission. Sometime after 3 a.m., officers made three announcements for people to clear the building. Sixteen people who stayed inside were arrested and jailed for criminal trespass.

 

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