At Cal Anderson the #seattleprotest gardens by @firstname.lastname@example.org are still there but the nut tree saplings planted in commemoration of specific deaths are gone.
Here’s a heron in Lake Union for everyone who needs to know today that there are still herons and turtles in Lake Union.
(For those of you who don’t live in #Seattle, this is close to downtown in the neighborhood that Amazon has pretty much taken over.)
(Thanks to @eldang who took this picture, because I couldn’t get my phone out without rocking the kayak too much.)
The City Council PASSED the #AmazonTax today.
(Okay, technically it's a payroll tax on the largest companies, https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-city-council-could-act-today-on-new-payroll-tax)
Shingletown Saloon in Ballard #Seattle announces they will close back up for a few more weeks after... you guessed it...
Followed up with unmarked police vans circling the area shining bright lights at everybody #seattleprotest
The #SeattleProtest at West Precinct just got charged by bike cops in riot gear, anyone know if there's a reason? From what I could see it was just the usual pass the mic and then suddenly they were chasing everybody
Have watched at least 4 peaceful protestors be arrested tonight at #seattleprotest for peacefully being a foot or two over a line on the ground
I guess SPD decided this would be a good way to spend time money and energy again #seattleprotest
This guy with his mask in his pocket instead of on his face in the middle of a pandemic #seattleprotest
This is approximately the perimeter the police are holding at the moment #seattleprotest
The Seattle City Council took a major step Wednesday toward adopting a new tax on big businesses, voting in a budget committee meeting to advance a proposal expected to raise more than $200 million per year for affordable housing, business assistance and community development.
A final vote by the full council is planned for Monday, and passage would mark a turning point at City Hall.
Only two years ago, the council — under intense pressure from corporate critics such as Amazon and the prospect of a voter referendum — repealed a $47 million-per-year big business tax enacted less than a month before.
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