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Nov 22, 2011 MichaelB commented on Pregnant Woman Blasted with Pepper Spray by SPD Says She Miscarried (Updated).
@93 Protest all day long, Seattlelites are known for it, but when you start blocking intersections protesting and interferring with traffic-your going to get forcibly removed whether by pepper spray or arrest.
@227 Thank you for being an ACTUAL person who has knowledge on the subject we speak. Kudos!
@233 Great Point about the parents.
@241 LOL
@252 Exactly
@256 see #255

When it comes down to it, it was a group of "peaceful" protesters that were forcibly removed from obstructing traffic. They had all of westlake to protest in and it's their right to protest, they just chose to do it in the street. And whether your by yourself or as a group-whether your protesting or not-you're gonna get moved by the police.

Nov 22, 2011 MichaelB commented on Pregnant Woman Blasted with Pepper Spray by SPD Says She Miscarried (Updated).
I've lived in Seattle for the last 10 years, and I take great pride in the beautiful city of Seattle. I've recently moved to LV and it sucks seeing my beloved Emerald City in the news for this.
First, off if Ms. Fox did have a miscarrige, my condolences. I would like to say the following:
I am a neutral party and let people do what they wanna do. I'm not a doctor, so I can't speculate on the effects of pepper spray. I wasn't there so I can't comment on whether she was truly hit or not. I'm not a judge so where she chooses to live and how she lives it is her own business. There's currently no records public for anyone to determine what really happened. What I do know from looking at all the pictures, and reading all the articles, and having experienced Seattle protests first-hand is the last place and expecting mother should prob go. I agree with all you that said no one should expect violence at a rally or a protest, but if you take a look at Seattle's history of protest's, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Seattle's protests can go south in a heart beat, for one reason or another-. I agree with Amanda 167-her husband suggested staying near the back and protesting as part but at a distance. If you take a look at some of the pictures, and the articles protesters were "blocking the intersection", You don't need to block an intersection to protest. This is typical Seattle sensationalism of the victims, who chose to put themselves in harm's way by impeding traffic then cry "victim" when they are "attacked" by the police-doing their job. The same police that are called is someone is doing something unjust to you or you need help. If you tell me that every single person got pepper sprayed at the protest, I will have sympathy-but guess what there were lots of people not sprayed, which means there were plenty of safe areas to protest and be out of harm's way. I agree with Amanda 167 once more, if she truly cared about her unborn child, no rally or protest would supersuede the safety of her baby. You don't wanna get burned, stay out of the kitchen.
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