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February 7, 2015 at 6:59 PM

‘Walking While Black’ protesters carry golf clubs to spotlight arrest

About 150 people slogged through the rain Saturday afternoon during a rally to support a retired King County Metro driver who was arrested on Capitol Hill last summer while out for his daily walk. In honor of William Wingate and in protest of his arrest, “Walking While Black” marchers carried a variety of golf clubs. In July, Wingate, was…

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December 20, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Black Lives Matter protest ends at Bellevue Square

People taking part in a Black Lives Matter demonstration stage a “die-in” in the Bellevue Square shopping mall (Credit: Bellevue Police Department via Twitter) Update at 4:35 p.m.: People who took part in a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday at the Bellevue Square shopping mall had dispersed by about 4 p.m., Bellevue Police Department spokesman Seth Tyler…

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December 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Crowd gathers downtown to protest Ferguson, Garner rulings

Seattle protesters holding up sign: “Badge [doesn’t equal] license to kill.” (Paige Cornwell / The Seattle Times) A protester on Sunday night. (Paige Cornwell / The Seattle Times) About 100 people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday night to protest against police brutality and racial inequality in the wake of the Ferguson and Eric Garner…

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December 5, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Westlake Park protest canceled Friday night to help caroling competition

It appears Westlake Park will be a protest-free area on Friday night, although one had been scheduled. Even the “Shut XMAS Down” protesters weren’t going to go up against an already-planned caroling competition to benefit the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. Hungry seniors are potent sympathy symbols. The decision was made at around noon Friday…

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December 3, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Seattle protest targets New York grand jury decision

Protesters stage a “die-in” at Third Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle. (Paige Cornwell / The Seattle Times) UPDATE AT 10 P.M.: Most of the protesters have dispersed. A Seattle police captain said one person was arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer. ORIGINAL POST: A group of protesters is marching in downtown Seattle Wednesday night, protesting…

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November 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Marchers hit the streets in Seattle to protest Ferguson ruling

Garfield High School students join the front row of the Seattle march to protest the Ferguson grand-jury ruling. “Hands up,” they chanted. The demonstrators were heading downtown to the U.S. District Courthouse at Seventh Avenue and Stewart Street. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) Update at 1:32 p.m.: Protesters arrived at the U.S….

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November 25, 2014 at 12:56 AM

In Portland, small Ferguson protest is peaceful

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A small group of demonstrators gathered in downtown Portland to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. KATU-TV reports  that some chanted “No Justice, No Peace” outside the Justice Center, but the rally was mostly calm. No arrests were…

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May 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Gay Eagle Scout asks Amazon.com to stop donations

The Associated Press A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com headquarters urging the Seattle company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America. Seventeen-year-old Pascal Tessier of Kensington, Maryland, and 49-year-old Geoff McGrath say donations through the AmazonSmile…

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March 31, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Anglers protest fishing regulations at Rockport

ROCKPORT (AP) — A row of anglers cast their lines into the Skagit River at Rockport to protest regulations that prevent them from catching steelhead. No fish were caught in Saturday’s protest. There were no hooks. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the group also carried signs that said, “Catch and release is not a crime”…

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