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Protesters overtake holiday festivities
in Seattle; shopping mall closes early

Scores of protesters joined sightseers and shoppers in downtown Seattle on Friday. Many of the protesters were demonstrating against a grand-jury decision to not indict an officer in Ferguson, Mo. Westlake Center closed early after protesters moved into the mall. Five people were arrested. Above, protesters gather on the top floor of the mall overlooking the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The lighting was one of several holiday events downtown.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Scores of protesters joined sightseers and shoppers in downtown Seattle on Friday. Many of the protesters were demonstrating against a grand-jury decision to not indict an officer in Ferguson, Mo. Westlake Center closed early after protesters moved into the mall. Five people were arrested. Above, protesters gather on the top floor of the mall overlooking the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The lighting was one of several holiday events downtown.

UPDATE - 11:51 PM
Arctic cold, snow blowing through

The National Weather Service forecasts cold temperatures and a likelihood of snow in Western Washington, with 1 to 3 inches possible in Seattle late Saturday.

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