Police arrest 7 after protest blocks intersection in downtown Seattle
SEATTLE -- Seven people were arrested Saturday evening after "Poor People's Campaign" protesters blocked the intersection of 6th and Pike for several hours, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Police say five women and two men were arrested after they blocked the intersection and refused to leave.
Officers responded about 3:20 p.m. Saturday to the area where about 50 people were protesting and blocking all traffic in the area.
Two hours later, police ordered the protesters to back to the sidewalk or be arrested. At that point, seven people refused to leave the intersection and were arrested without incident, police said.
All lanes were reopened by 6:15 p.m. Saturday.
Those arrested were booked into jail for pedestrian interference.