[OPE] Ten years after the battle of Seattle...

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@telfort.nl>
Date: Sun Nov 29 2009 - 16:30:41 EST

Seattle was the hot ticket, the cool place - everybody wanted to come here.
Even the WTO. Snagging the convention of the World Trade Organization, with
more than 5,000 trade delegates from 134 countries, and some 3,000
journalists, capped a long run of successes in the late 1990s for a city
that seemingly could do no wrong. (...) What we got instead was the largest
street protest against free trade ever to take place on American soil - a
tear-gassed free-for-all that drew about 50,000 demonstrators from all over
North America and police from across the region in a clash that continued
for days on the streets of downtown Seattle.


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