Seattle police clear homeless camp, make arrests

SEATTLE (AP) — Police cleared a homeless camp in Seattle early Friday morning after a judge declined to block authorities from removing the people and tents. Authorities say 24 people were arrested and accused of various offenses including failure to disperse. Construction crews took barricades and tents out of the park in sections, and a group of protesters helped people move their things and chanted at the police. Officials intended to clear Cal Anderson Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood Wednesday. They postponed the sweep after makeshift barriers went up, dozens of black-clad protesters arrived and park resident Ada Yeager filed a federal lawsuit. A federal judge on Thursday ruled against Yeager.