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FBI protest -- of sorts -- in Oly

Protesters outside the Washington state Capitol on Oct. 5, 2010 (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)
Protesters outside the Washington state Capitol on Oct. 5, 2010 (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)


Protesters carry a sign to the steps of the state Capitol.

OLYMPIA -- About 50 people marched through the Capitol campus this evening to protest FBI "sweeps" of activists in Minneapolis and Chicago.

As protests in Olympia go, it wasn't very big. And the signs, like the one above,left a bit to be desired, from a literary standpoint. Thanks to a bullhorn, however, it was at times loud.

They used some of the more common chants, like "The people, united, will never be defeated." 

They ended with a verse from the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want." You know, the one about going down to the demonstration,"to get my fair share of abuse."

Which is a bit ironic, because no one here got any abuse. The state troopers watched from a respectful distance as they chanted from the steps of the Insurance Building, and the north side of the Legislative Building.




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