Thousands of people are expected to march in Seattle calling attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the companies that produce it.
When and Where:
11am – Rally at Westlake Park
12:30pm – March to Gates Foundation
1:30pm – Rally at Gates Foundation
2:00pm – Disperse at Seattle Center & Folklife
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/165460130273181/
National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality will be held on Monday, October 22nd from 3pm through 8pm at Westlake Park.
For more information, visit: http://www.october22.org/
Unite Against the War on Women will be held this Saturday, April 28th from noon to 3pm. 500 participants are planned to gather at Westlake Park to hold a public rally.
For more information, visit: http://unitewomen.org/unite/
PETA will set up an inflatable mattress and a banner on the sidewalk at the northwest corner of 4th & Pike for a “Fur Out-Love In” demonstration on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, from noon through 1pm.
Occupy Seattle March in Downtown Seattle
Police used pepper spray on Occupy Seattle participants this evening in Belltown, near Third and Battery. The intersection was temporarily closed due to the protest.
Seattle Rex is posting live photos from tonight’s Occupy Seattle march through downtown.
On November 15th at approximately 3:45 p.m. a march commenced from the Seattle Central Community College campus to Belltown. The demonstrators began marching northbound in the street in the 2300 block of 3rd Avenue blocking traffic. Officers gave numerous verbal warnings to get out of the street and back onto the sidewalk.
At one point a 17-year-old female suspect swung a stick at an officer but failed to strike him. As officers moved in to arrest the female suspect the officers were hindered in their efforts. Officers deployed pepper spray to move subjects away from them so they could affect the arrest of the female suspect. She was taken into custody and will be booked into the Youth Service Center for Assault on an Officer.
An adult male suspect assaulted an officer near 3rd Avenue and Wall Street. He was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Assault on an Officer.
A juvenile male suspect who was carrying a stick with a flag on it was obstructing traffic near 5th Avenue and Wall Street. He was arrested for Pedestrian Interference. He was processed at the West Precinct and released to an adult family member.
Demonstrators marched to 5th Avenue and Pine Street and subsequently blocked the intersection. Officers ordered the demonstrators to vacate the intersection (the oral warning was broadcast over a police public address system). Two adult suspects who refused to comply, one female and one male, were arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Failure to Disperse and Pedestrian Interference.
Another adult male suspect threw an unknown liquid into an officer’s face. He was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Failure to Disperse and Assault on an Officer. The officer was not injured.
Pepper spray was deployed only against subjects who were either refusing a lawful order to disperse or engaging in assaultive behavior toward officers.
On November 2nd, at approximately 8:50 PM, Seattle Police officers were deployed to a protest outside of a hotel in the 1400 Block of 6th Avenue. This was part of an earlier demonstration on Capitol Hill (see below). During the downtown demonstration, three individuals were arrested: An adult female for assault on an officer, an adult male for obstructing an officer, and an adult male for harrasment, assault on an officer, and property destruction. All of the suspects were arrested and later booked into the King County Jail. None of the officers were injured. Pepper spray was used by the officers during this demonstration.
Capitol Hill Demonstration:
On November 2nd at approximately 12:15 p.m. officers were on scene monitoring a demonstration at a bank in the 1500 block of 12th Avenue. At approximately 3:00 p.m. five adult suspects (three males and two females) were arrested inside the bank for criminal trespassing. The suspects had locked themselves together and prevented customers from accessing the bank teller counters. The suspects refused to unlock themselves and leave the premises after several verbal warnings to do so from officers.
An adult male suspect who obstructed officers while they were trying to remove the suspects from the scene was arrested for obstructing a public officer. He was interviewed and released from the precinct.
The five suspects arrested inside the bank were transported to the East Precinct for processing and subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Criminal Trespassing.
At least 10 officers (nine officers and one sergeant) were physically assaulted while facilitating the removal of the arrested suspects from the scene. Pepper spray was deployed to provide cover for the officers under attack and to disperse the assailants.
At least two officers sustained minor injuries but did not require medical transportation. One officer was struck in the chest by an empty beer bottle but was not injured.
This Friday, July 22nd, from 4:30pm through 6pm, a portion of 5th Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Stewart and Virginia for the Hotel Workers Rally. It includes amplified sound and a stage. This rally is being sponsored by UNITE HERE Local 8.
They were banned from public buses, banned from Clear Channel billboards, so now it seems that the “Stop 30 Billion” group is taking their message directly to the people of Seattle.
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2011 Cannabis Freedom Rally in Westlake Park
Today, advocates for the legalization of marijuana held two rallies in Seattle — one in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, the other in Westlake Park Downtown.
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Downtown Seattle - SB 5073 Protest
The Cannabis Freedom March will take place tomorrow, Saturday, May 14th 2011 from 11am-5:30pm.
Marchers will begin at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, and will march through the streets of Seattle until they re-group in Westlake Park.
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