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January 12, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Anti-police brutality protesters disrupt Seattle City Council meeting

The Seattle City Council temporarily suspended its weekly briefing Monday morning after people upset with the Seattle Police Department’s handling of recent anti-police brutality demonstrations began shouting and singing. Several council members left the council chambers after audience members broke up a presentation by representatives from the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Many people who had shared concerns…


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December 3, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Handful of protesters gather at Seattle City Hall

There’s a heavy police presence at Seattle City Hall Wednesday in advance of an expected protest. Thus far, only a small group of protesters have gathered in the lobby. But police and security guards are staked out near elevators, in the lobby and outside. Police outnumber those who say they are there to protest. People planning to protest…


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November 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Protesters throw rocks, break windows on Capitol Hill; officer hurt

Protesters on Capitol Hill hurled a rock through a police-car window Saturday night, injuring an officer. The group also smashed windows at a business on 12th Avenue, according to the Seattle Police Department. The officer was treated by a medic at the scene. The group gathered at Seattle Community College late Saturday evening before marching on…


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October 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Protesters burn flag, march on Seattle’s Capitol Hill to protest police brutality

Protesters burned an American flag and sprayed stink spray on a television crew at a rally against police brutality on Seattle’s Capitol Hill Tuesday night. Aside from an unhappy cameraman, whose coat reeked, there were no casualties. Leaders speaking at the rally called for a revolution to bring justice for hundreds of people killed by police…


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June 12, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Black-clad protesters attack police car on Capitol Hill

Seattle police say that nearly 50 protesters, dressed in black and bandanas, attacked officers with lit road flares and eggs during a demonstration on Capitol Hill last night. Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the group was protesting the detention of some political prisoners, it’s unclear who or where. Protesters chanted anti-police slogans and carried signs, including…


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May 2, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Poll: How did Seattle police handle May Day violence?

Take Our Poll Seattle police made eight arrests at the May Day protests yesterday in Seattle’s downtown core. The windows of several businesses were smashed and numerous cars were damaged during the disturbance. The Seattle Times said this morning that police moved quickly to suppress the black-clad demonstrators responsible for the damage. How good a job do…


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December 21, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Videos of the year: Editors' picks

In 2011, Seattle Times photographers and videographers captured the screaming of the Blue Angels and first flights of the Boeing Dreamliner, slipped underwater to see salmon swim in the Elwha River and traveled far and wide to create videos for If you missed any of these videos or would like to view them once more, here are some of our favorites from 2011.

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1. Removing the dams, restoring a river. As a part of a special report on the removal of the Elwha River Dams, photographer Steve Ringman hiked with scientists and dived into streams in order to document the hard work of scientific field work. In doing so, he gathered amazing video of fish swimming by and the environment that will be forever changed by the dam removals.


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November 29, 2011 at 12:41 PM

6 troopers injured during Olympia protests

Six Washington State Patrol troopers were injured in Monday’s demonstrations at the state capitol. Hundreds of protesters disrupted the first day of the Legislature’s special session, many associated with the national Occupy movement. After storming a hearing room, protesters refused to leave the capitol building Monday night until they were hauled out by troopers.   According to the…


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November 3, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Three Occupy Seattle protesters arrested outside the Sheraton last night

Seattle police arrested three people during the Occupy Seattle protest outside the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle last night. The arrests followed six other arrests on Capitol Hill earlier in the day. Several hundred people marched to the Sheraton Hotel from Capitol Hill to protest Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, who was in town for a…


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