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December 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Ferguson protests: The real issue is poverty

The editorial decrying the violence and vandalism of Seattle protesters over events in Ferguson, Mo., is absolutely correct as far as it goes, which is unfortunately not nearly far enough [“Seattle’s Ferguson-related protests are doing more harm than good,” Opinion, Dec. 3]. Yes, this is about Ferguson. Yes, it is about police brutality seriously…

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Comments | More in Protests | Topics: ferguson, Harold R. Pettus, Missouri

December 2, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Ferguson protests: America has a history of racial double standards

The points explored by columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. in his column “America needs to re-examine systemic racism after Ferguson shooting” [Opinion, Nov, 30] carry much weight in the discussions of the events in Ferguson, Mo. Undoubtedly, racism is still prevalent in America. As examined by Pitts in his column, the conversation seems to turn…

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Comments | More in Protests | Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights Movement, Czarina Manzano

December 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Ferguson protests: Rev. Jesse Jackson is inciting protests

Rev. Jesse Jackson is doing nothing more than attempting to incite protests and riots over the Michael Brown verdict even though all of the facts have been presented and released [“Jesse Jackson urges crowd in Seattle to keep protests going,” Local News, Nov. 30]. The Ferguson police officer did not commit a crime, but…

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Comments | More in Protests | Topics: Erik Johnson, ferguson, Missouri

November 30, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Ferguson protests: Vandalism is ruining the message

When will some individuals wake up and realize that destroying other people’s property is not a form of protest? [“Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies,” Nation & World, Nov. 27]. It does nothing but devalue the cause they are protesting against, and it seems to occur time and time again.  From white…

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Comments | More in Protests | Topics: ferguson, Jeff Swanson, Missouri

June 22, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Political protests continue in Turkey

Protests are part of democracy People stand and read books during a silent protest at Taksim Square on June 20, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The protests began in May, with environmentalists upset over plans to build in Gezi Park, and has grown into a broader demonstration against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government. [Baris Acarli/Getty Images] Having met…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: democracy, demonstration, protesters

May 6, 2013 at 7:48 AM

May Day protests turn violent

Seattle police did well but could have made more arrests May Day protesters run for cover as police officers deploy concussion grenade to disperse the crowd in downtown Seattle. (Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times) I, for one, was happy to see the increased police action at this year’s May Day marches [“Day of peaceful protests turns…

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Comments | Topics: May Day, protests, rally