WTO: HistoryLink.org webcam of protests and a slideshow of each day (November 30-December 3, 1999), Seattle

  • Posted 11/03/2004
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 7117

These photos were taken on Monday, November 29, 1999, in downtown Seattle.

These photos were taken on Tuesday morning, November 30, 1999, in downtown Seattle. This was the first day of WTO meetings.

These photos were taken on Tuesday afternoon and evening, November 30, 1999, in downtown Seattle. That day was the first official day of the WTO conference. By noon there were about 35,000 protesters demonstrating in downtown Seattle.

These photos were taken on Wednesday, December 1, 1999, in downtown Seattle. On December 1, the WTO continued to hold its sessions and protests also continued. At 1 a.m. President Bill Clinton arrived at Boeing Field. Both sides held meetings, forums, and discussions throughout the day. National Guard troops were on duty and the City issued an order prohibiting citizens from wearing gas masks. Before the 7 p.m. curfew, police moved protesters out of the central business district and protesters moved up to Broadway on Capitol Hill. A melee ensued. There were many arrests on this day.

These photos were taken on Thursday, December 2, 1999, in downtown Seattle. The protests against the WTO continued. About 600 persons had by now been arrested and protesters turned attention to that.

These photos were taken on Friday, December 3, 1999, in downtown Seattle.

These photos were taken in downtown Seattle during the "N30" protests on the first anniversary of the WTO protests, November 30, 2000.

On that day opponents of the World Trade Organization (WTO) commemorated the 1999 protests in Seattle with several marches downtown. The marchers tied up traffic, occupied the Westlake Mall area for several hours, marched to Capitol Hill, and then returned to the downtown area. After hours of largely peaceful protest, Seattle Police arrested approximately 140 persons who failed to comply with a dispersal order.

This file presents a portion of HistoryLink.org's webcam of  WTO protests in Seattle (November 30-December 3, 1999) and a slideshow showing images from every day of that historic event. The webcam was shot from HistoryLink's office on the fourth floor of the Joshua Green Building (1425 4th Avenue, across from Westlake Park).

Download HistoryLink's time-lapse AVI video of images taken by our WTO-Cam the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999.
In Internet Explorer, click a link below and choose "Save to disk." In Netscape, "Shift-Click" a link below and click "Save." After download, double-click the saved file's icon to view the video. NOTE: not all computers support the .AVI format. If you are not sure, download the smaller file first.


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