A group of around 50 protesters took to the
streets sidewalks of Capitol Hill Friday night to spread the message of the Occupy Seattle effort. Mostly cheered and occasionally jeered, the crowd marched up Pine and into the Pike/Pine nightlife zone chanting and trying to recruit more marchers. The group then marched on to Broadway and continued to chant and wave signs as they passed restaurant goers and nightlife seekers. A contingent of three to four SPD cruisers accompanied the march on its tour to make sure the group stayed on the sidewalks and, we presume, to ensure that nothing like this went down even though bandana-covered faces were rare in this crowd and CHS didn’t witness a single act of violence during the procession. After completing a circuit of Broadway, the group made its way down E Olive Way to Denny and headed back toward downtown.
Saturday brings a busy day for Occupy Seattle’s downtown presence as several events are planned as part of the Global Day of Action:
Global Day of Action
10:00am October 2011 at Chase on 5th and Union
*****12:00pm Global Day of Action Rally!******
12:00pm-8:00pm Occupy Seattle ZOMBIE style!
1:00pm-4:00pm STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
2:00-3:00pm Virgin Island Performing www.facebook.com/virginislandsband
2:00pm-8:00pm Burlesque Occupy Seattle Support
3:00pm March to Chase Bank
3:00-4:00pm Hendrick Performing
4:00-5:00pm The People Now Performing www.facebook.com/thepeoplenow
5:00pm Tent Raising Ceremony for Night of 500 Tents
6:30pm General Assembly