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Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Rants (and the Rents) Against the War

Posted by on September 24 at 14:24 PM

Above the bicycle cops a stilt-walker creates a quiet display.

No bullhorns, but we’ve got her.

While Eli surveys the protest in the heart of our nation’s capital, I (the lowly Stranger news intern) am surveying a little piece of the day’s action here at Westlake Center. So far, our own peace demonstration appears to be defying the typical Seattle protest stereotype. Instead of the familiar melee of gas masks, angsty rebels, and teens in black spandex with unwashed hair selling bongs and anarchy patches, today about 3,000 protestors have shown up including respectable grown ups (boasting a bouquet of signage from “Impeach Bush” posters made in bulk to homemade banners exclaiming “OUT, OUT, NOW!”); small children (with tiny homemade anti-war vests); and a great turnout of the rarely sighted family unit.