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Hundreds of demonstrators showed up to drown out messages from an anti-Muslim group gathered near Seattle City Hall Saturday. nate gowdy

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When "March Against Sharia" participants and counter-protesters faced off in downtown Seattle Saturday, one side radically outnumbered the other. As a hundred or fewer anti-Sharia participants gathered around a PA system on the plaza outside City Hall, hundreds of counter-protesters filled the street nearby drowning them out and chanting messages of solidarity with Muslims.

After most of the crowd had dispersed, a fight broke out and Seattle Police made three arrests and used pepper spray on protesters. But most of the day was peaceful. Photographer and Stranger contributor Nate Gowdy was on the scene:

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City employees, candidates for office, Antifa protesters, anarchists, socialists, and others showed up to denounce the "March Against Sharia." nate gowdy

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A group called ACT for America organized the "Marches Against Sharia" across the country. The Southern Poverty Law Center calls ACT "the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in America." nate gowdy

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Supporters of the rally carried anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim,
and pro-Trump signs.
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Ah, yes. Trump: The candidate of kindness. nate gowdy

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Some pro-Trump demonstrators yelled at masked counter-protesters to "show your faces!" but didn't seem to mind this guy. nate gowdy

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Seattle Police kept the two sides separated for most of the day until a fight broke out after most of the crowd had dispersed. They made three arrests for obstruction. nate gowdy

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"Tiny" Toese, a right-wing activist from Vancouver who's been making an appearance at Portland protests. nate gowdy

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Counter-protesters chanted, banged pots and pans, and blew horns for the full two hours the right-wing rally was taking place on City Hall Plaza. nate gowdy

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