Protestors angry over a July 10 police raid of a 29th and Judkins apartment rented by some people active in Occupy Seattle took to the streets <strike>Saturday</strike> Friday.
The march started at Westlake Park downtown and headed to Capitol Hill before heading through the CD for a rally at Douglass-Truth Library.
According to a post at the Puget Sound Anarchists website, marchers handed out stacks of fliers to passers by to spread the word about their opposition to the raid.
In contrast to other recent marches in Seattle, which seemed to aim mostly for a spectacular effect, this demonstration focused specifically on the dissemination of information about the raid. Demonstrators distributed thousands of copies of at least four different flyers to curious passersby. People left leaflets on cars, gave them to those dining in restaurants, and briefly explained what was happening to people who emerged from their homes along the march route.
Police say the raid “resulted in evidence that will be useful in the investigation” of property damage and alleged assault during the May 1 protests. Nobody was arrested in the search of the apartment, but the residents were detained while officers executed a search warrant. Flash grenades and a battering ram were used in the early morning action, though police note that residents were cooperative.
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