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Seattle Protests

Protesters Pepper-Sprayed, Arrested During Seattle May Day March

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Police fired pepper spray and arrested a half dozen people Thursday night as anti-capitalist marchers meandered through Seattle, hour...

Police Admit Breaking Laws

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public records laws when it withheld from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its ...

Occupy Seattle Ranks Expand

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Wendy K. Leigh

As a testament to the far-reaching effects of the Occupy Seattle movement, the daily religious presence at the sanctuary tent includes ministers, rabbis, priests, yoga practitioners and more. When police unleashed pepper spray during earlier protest marches in November, those indiscriminately sprayed included peaceful members of the clergy wearing identifiable religious clothing.

Occupy Seattle Medic Maced While Attending To Protestors

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Wendy K. Leigh

An Iraq War veteran serving as a volunteer medic for participants in the Occupy Seattle movement alleges he was maced 23 times in the face by Seattle police while attempting to render aid to protestors during the November 2 protest at a downtown Chase Bank.

Zombies Celebrate Death of Inequality

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Wendy K. Leigh

Skeletons and zombies joined mothers, babies, grannies and men in business suits to celebrate the death of unequal economic practices that have held the world in what protesters consider a death grip for way too long.

Seattle Mayor Welcomes Protestors

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Wendy K. Leigh

Occupy Seattle protesters have voted to dig in their heels at Westlake Park "indefinitely" and to pitch tents for a large demonstration on Saturday, October 15.