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WA Lege Day 87: Protesters settle in for night

Protesters prepare for a night in the Capitol with sleeping bags laid out on the Rotunda floor. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)
Protesters prepare for a night in the Capitol with sleeping bags laid out on the Rotunda floor. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)

OLYMPIA -- About 100 protesters chanted into the evening in the Capitol Rotunda, ignoring a request to clear the building when it officially closed at 7 p.m.

There's no threat of arrest. The Washington State Patrol is prepared to stay the night if the protesters do. And some clearly plan to, because they've unrolled sleeping bags on the rotunda floor, right up to the seal of George Washington. Could be a long and noisy night.




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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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