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Seattle anti-war protest
Thursday, March 20th, 2003
protesters and police
protesters march

In what I am sure will be just the beginning of such demonstrations, a large group of protesters gathered in Seattle’s Westlake Park this afternoon after marching there from various locations. There was a heavy police presence, but from my vantage point the event was largely peaceful and the police let the protesters do their thing without a lot of interference. From what I have heard on the news, the sitution has escalated somewhat since I left.

See below for a few more photos.

Happy spring
Thursday, March 20th, 2003
Space Needle and flower

Yes, despite all appearances to the contrary here in Seattle, today is the official beginning of spring. When I lived in places with sunnier weather, I used to look forward to spring almost as an honorary summer. At least the last half was always nice — usually even "shorts weather." But in Seattle, spring and too often the first half of summer are just extensions of winter: rainy, gloomy and too cold for shorts.

And if spring weren’t disappointing enough by itself, we have to start this one off with a war. Sigh.

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