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September 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Everett railroad protest ends with 5 arrests

The Associated Press Update at 2:42 p.m.: Five people have been arrested after demonstrators blocked railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett. Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says two women and three men were taken to the Snohomish County Jail after refusing to leave a protest of train shipments of oil and coal…

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July 21, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Man found not guilty in May Day 2013 protest

A man charged with misdemeanor obstruction of a police officer during Seattle’s May Day “anti-capitalism” demonstration in 2013 was acquitted in a trial last week. A Seattle Municipal Court jury found Justin Descandon Gonzalez, 26, not guilty Thursday. Gonzalez, who was arrested at Eighth Avenue and Pine Street, was one of a number of people arrested during…

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