Protesters clog downtown streets during march against homelessness

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SEATTLE - Demonstrators  shut down a busy downtown Seattle street to protest the treatment of homeless people in Seattle.

 After sleeping in sleeping bags and tents overnight at Westlake Center, a few dozen demonstrators marched up to City Hall Wednesday for a meeting of a group called the Committee to End Homelessness in King County -- a social services committee that has a 10-year plan to end homelessness.

 The protesters are upset because this is year eight of that plan, and they say homelessness is as big a problem as ever in Seattle.

 The demonstrators walked up Fifth Avenue to City Hall with a police escort.

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