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Twenty Eight Arrested Following Downtown Demonstration

Seattle Police were called to the 1500 block of 4th Avenue at around noon Thursday for a group of demonstrators inside a bank office refusing to leave. A number of protestors remained inside the bank branch while another large group moved back and forth between the building and the sidewalks on both 4th Avenue and 3rd Avenue.

Officers communicated with the protesters and learned that a number of them made it clear that they intended to be arrested. Additional officers responded to the scene to facilitate the arrest of a large number of people.

Twenty eight people, thirteen males and fifteen females, all adults, were arrested and transported to the West Precinct. They were later booked into the King County Jail for trespassing.