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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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October 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Police investigating sex offender for alleged Westlake groping

Julia Marquand, of Seattle, says she was groped by a man while walking into a store near Westlake Park on Sunday. A level 3 sex offender is being investigated in connection with the alleged groping of a woman Sunday near Westlake Park. Seattle Police Department spokesman Detective Patrick Michaud said police were notified that a photo of the…

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May 1, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Few dozen marchers remain on Capitol Hill

Only a few protesters left Update at 11:45 p.m. Traffic is moving through the Broadway and Pine intersection. There few protesters left along the side of the intersection and police are keeping a wary eye on them.   Police retake intersection Update at 10:57 p.m.: Police rushed the crowd at Pine and Broadway and have taken the intersection. They’ve…

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November 20, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Advocates to end homelessness march in downtown Seattle today

Advocates for the homeless march along Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle this morning on their way to city hall. We assume CEHKC stands for the Committee to End Homelessness in King County whose meeting the marchers plan to attend this morning.(Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Several dozen homeless advocates hit the streets…

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October 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Man assaulted in Westlake Park files claim against city

An attorney representing Joseph Crudo, the conceierge/security guard at the Seaboard Building who was beaten by a group of young people in Westlake Park in July, filed a tort claim against the city last week, alleging the city and mayor’s office were negligent in protecting the public from known dangers. Patrick Reddy filed the claim on…

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October 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM

13-year-old boy charged in 2 Westlake Park attacks

King County prosecutors have filed robbery and assault charges against a 13-year-old boy who is alleged to have been part of a group that beat a Westlake Park security guard/concierge into unconsciousness in July and assaulted a skateboarder in the same area a month later. According to charging documents filed Wednesday in King County Juvenile…

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October 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

13-year-old boy arrested in brutal attack in Westlake Park

A 13-year-old Des Moines boy was arrested by Seattle police Thursday night in connection with a vicious beating of a security guard in Westlake Park in July. The boy made his first court appearance in King County Juvenile Court on Friday, where a judge found probable cause that the boy committed the crimes of third-degree assault…

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August 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Eight arrested at downtown rally of fast-food workers

Protesters for better wages for fast-food workers gather outside McDonald’s near Westlake Park Thursday afternoon. (Seattle Times photo by Marcus Yam) Eight protesters were arrested at a rally of fast-food workers in downtown Seattle Thursday evening. More than 100 people rallied at Westlake Park, marched in a circle at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Pine Street and then marched down…

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July 14, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Crowd in downtown Seattle protests verdict in Trayvon Martin case

Protesters gather at Seattle’s Westlake Park on Sunday in reaction to the Zimmerman verdict. (Photo by Susan Kelleher / The Seattle Times) From Staff Reporter Susan Kelleher: Update: 8:10 p.m.| The crowd has headed back to Westlake Park, where maybe 75 protesters remain. Update: 7:15 p.m.| A few hundred protesters — many more than…

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