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I had a different experence protesting the WTO in Seattle. I went as a member of my union. As a wheelchair user, I had a small team of union brothers and sisters who helped me get around, pushing me in my chair to the rally and the whole length of the demonstration parade route the first day. I was deeply moved by the wide range of people who showed up at the protest; young and old, labor and environmental and groups not easy to label.
The protest that I participated in was large and free of violence on all sides. It wasn’t until we were on the train, headed home to Oregon that we even started to hear about violence. For me the protests were a brief time of hope that people could influence change for the good of us all. Ten years later I am not as hopeful as I was then.
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