This brings us to Seattle, where these is a very real atmosphere of tensions building in the city. In 1999 the city, known for its hippy and hipster populations, saw violent protests against the World Trade Organization.
|Protesters at Occupy Seattle|
“He likes going out in the sandbox and playing and he can’t do that anymore,” Crawford says.Just as in Oakland, tensions between the police and the protesters are increasing, so much so that violence may begin in the Northwest city.
Crawford says he walked around the area near the playground and saw empty beer cans and smelled marijuana.
Reports of Occupy Seattle's protestors animosity towards police has been noted in confrontations since they took up encampment in Seattle's Westlake Park.Just several weeks ago came arrests in the city as the protesters refused to move. They were met with arrests:
Those who refused are being arrested and their tents are being moved.The costs of all of these protests for Seattle? Over $100k so far. And that's not even counting lost business and possibly lost jobs. With those factors included, the number could be much, much higher.
KOMO Radio reports there have been a half-dozen arrests for obstruction.