KOMO via Seattlepi.com:
The Occupy Seattle protest took on a decidedly more mainstream look on Saturday as hundreds of middle class and union members joined the group at Westlake Park under sunny October skies.
Witnesses said a few hundred people turned out Saturday afternoon following a call from labor leaders to join the movement.
About 100 police officers were on hand, but the crowd was mostly peaceful, listening to a series of speakers.
Labor union speakers who took the podium said they wanted to show the Occupy Seattle movement that the middle class is behind them.
Tents went up in the park last weekend in support of New York's Occupy Wall Street demonstration against corporate political power.
Seattle police arrested about 25 people Wednesday for refusing to remove tents, which aren't allowed in the park. Eight of them were charged later with obstruction.