This image of an 84-year-old protester pepper sprayed by SPD during Tuesday night’s fracas has made headlines around the world. More on the picture and last night’s protest from the Seattle PI (Image: Josh Trujillo/SeattlePi.com)
As the city’s police responded with force and pepper spray to a crowd of Occupy Seattle protesters in downtown Seattle Tuesday night, the group’s camp at Broadway and Pine went untouched.
Unlike sweeps reported in other cities including at the original Occupy Wall Street camp, Seattle police — last night, at least — did not target the space Occupiers are calling home.
From the @occupyseattle Twitter feed:
SPD reported that six demonstrators were arrested in the protest at 5th at Pine and in Westlake Park.
Here’s video from @alexjon of the protest’s march back up to Capitol Hill after the downtown clash:
On Tuesday, CHS reported that Seattle Central officials abruptly canceled a weekly meeting with camp organizers amid growing tensions between the college and the Occupy Seattle camp. According to an email forwarded to CHS, a school rep told organizers that the cancelation was due to a schedule conflict.
On Thursday, 1,000 people are expected in a march and labor rally at the Montlake bridge.