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December 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Crowd gathers downtown to protest Ferguson, Garner rulings

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 grand-jury rulings. As of Sunday night, Seattle police had made one arrest. Marchers carried signs and chanted “I can’t breathe” as they walked through the downtown core, stopping…

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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

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 another grand jury decision involving a white police officer and the death of a black man. The group gathered first…

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November 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Marchers hit the streets in Seattle to protest Ferguson ruling

Update at 1:32 p.m.: Protesters arrived at the U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Seattle at 1:15 p.m. chanting, “No justice, no peace. No racist police ” Many were high-school students, like David Morgan, 16, a junior at Garfield High School. Morgan said he was there “just to support all the black people in the past…

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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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February 24, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Dozens demonstrate at Tacoma detention center

The Associated Press TACOMA — Nearly four-dozen people demonstrated outside the federal Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma to protest deportations, and about five locked themselves together to block an entrance. The demonstration started about 6:30 a.m. Monday. Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says it broke up about 9:30 a.m. when the people blocking the street were asked to…

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February 20, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Campaign targets Seattle fast-food restaurants

The Associated Press The campaign for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle is targeting 25 fast-food burger restaurants Thursday with what it calls “boycott McPoverty.” A spokesman for the campaign, Sage Wilson of Working Washington, says several dozen demonstrators marched outside a popular McDonald’s restaurant Thursday morning. He says even the customers going inside for…

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