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I was living in Seattle at the time of the protest. It was before I had my eyes turned to politics in any way.
Looking back, I realize that my anti-establishment leanings were birthed as a result of the POLICE violence that I witnessed that week in Seattle. I lived on Capitol Hill at the time and came down to the first day of marching mainly as a spectator. I believe I was there at the turning point between "the two faces". The puppets were up, there was dancing and music, but things were also heating up. Every time someone got a little rowdy, "no violence" chants began.
Later that night I was back on capitol hill and it was a police state. We weren't allowed out on the streets, my roomate at the time was shot with a rubber bullet as she came out of a Value Village (she hadn't had any part in the protest and this was completely out of the area where protests were happening).
It is only in the last couple of years that I have learned to trust the police again.
posted 3 years, 5 months ago
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