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Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle
ABC News ^ | Aug 18, 2018, 10:49 PM ET | AP

Posted on 08/19/2018 7:35:45 AM PDT by deport

Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated.

The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside Seattle City Hall to protest an effort to launch a gun-control initiative that would raise the age in Washington state for people buying semi-automatic rifles.

The left-wing groups Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party were rallying at the same site.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; 3percenters; banglist; guncontrol; libertyordeath; nra; patriotpraye; patriotprayer; protest; seattle; secondamendment; washington
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1 posted on 08/19/2018 7:35:45 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Wonder why people are losing faith in the police and prosecutors. Try to imagine how the police thirty years ago would have dealt with a horde of masked thugs wielding clubs who threatened demonstrators who had a valid permit to assemble. Today right minded, decent people are rightly skeptical.


2 posted on 08/19/2018 7:39:45 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: allendale

Seattle. My money is on the lefties.


3 posted on 08/19/2018 7:41:37 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: allendale

I propose a maximum pay rate for law enforcement officers and their chiefs who stand or lean with their arms folded or one hand on a hip while Antifa or other thugs are beating,gassing and kicking conservatives.

The pay ceiling would be 50 cents an hour before taxes and deductions. Phony sick day requests or vacation day requests will be met with suspensions.


4 posted on 08/19/2018 7:42:50 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End noncitizen & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: deport

What - no Democrats?

Then this is Kings County that turns WA Blue election after election.


5 posted on 08/19/2018 7:43:06 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Only because they find “extra ballots” when the Republican candidate is winning to defeat the Republican; ergo, Princess Gregoire where “123 extra ballots” were found (in King county) to defeat the winning Republican for Governor.


6 posted on 08/19/2018 7:47:11 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: allendale

***Try to imagine how the police thirty years ago would have dealt with a horde of masked thugs wielding clubs who threatened demonstrators who had a valid permit to assemble.***

Ah, the good old days, not like the Chicago 1968 demonstrations.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensboro_massacre


7 posted on 08/19/2018 7:56:30 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (III)
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To: deport

Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity

Sounds better than National Socialist Party.


8 posted on 08/19/2018 7:59:57 AM PDT by Leep
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Mine too.

Click on the comments (at the linked article) and see the complete lack of balance. The quips range from left to leftist. Even the ones who pride themselves on their “moderate” or “independent” status loathe liberty.


9 posted on 08/19/2018 8:01:30 AM PDT by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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To: deport
Uh, were permits issued? I suppose to perpetuate the divisiveness, city hall issues them for the same day?. Me, I would tell whoever applied first there gathering is this Saturday. Whoever applies second, your permit is for the next Saturday. Hellooooo! It ain't rocket science. Those that show up on the wrong Saturday get their permit revoked. But, Seattle. 🤔⚡️
10 posted on 08/19/2018 8:05:53 AM PDT by rktman (Enlis ted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: deport

Right wingers vs Left wingers: how to tell the difference ...

Right wingers wave the American flag; Left wingers wave the Soviet flag.


11 posted on 08/19/2018 8:06:03 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: deport

Liberty is “right wing”?


12 posted on 08/19/2018 8:06:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Leep

FREEDOM Socialist Party?!?!?!?


13 posted on 08/19/2018 8:06:59 AM PDT by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!)
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To: deport

Liberal logic: Victims of violence initiate the violence, because they have the audacity to exercise their 1st amendment protect rights of speech and assembly.

Anyone attacking me with a blunt force weapon gets shot.


14 posted on 08/19/2018 8:20:19 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: allendale
The police haven't been as aggressive as I might like but they've definitely stood up to Antifa and co. You can see many clips of the police responding with appropriate force to leftwing thugs harassing conservatives.

The issue is that there aren't enough cops to be everywhere at once and they're rightly hesitant to intervene when massively outnumbered. The leftists have attacked police and smashed police cars wherever they think they have enough of an edge to get away with it.

15 posted on 08/19/2018 9:42:01 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: goldstategop

King county where votes are recounted until the correct outcome is determined.


16 posted on 08/19/2018 9:42:48 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: deport
According to Patriot Prayer, the rally was to oppose a specific gun law. But according to all of the protesters who were interviewed on local TV, it was about RACISM! HATE! RACISM! HATE!

I wasn't there, but I doubt any of the rally speakers said a word about race.
17 posted on 08/19/2018 9:53:47 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: deport

“Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity”. Is this union muscle, or parents’ basement dwellers?


18 posted on 08/19/2018 10:17:32 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yes.


19 posted on 08/19/2018 10:18:56 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: deport

“right-wing extremist protestors” vs. “left-wing counterdemonstrators (including antifa)”. How fair and balanced./s


20 posted on 08/19/2018 10:22:30 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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