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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 2, 1999, Darmstadt, HesseThursday december 2, 1999 stars and stripes hundreds of to protesters arrested by Rebecca Cook the associated press Seattle shaken by Vio empty transit buses were parked bumper to bumper ring ing the president s hotel to keep protesters from militants who ravaged we re not going to be Intima downtown As world Trade Orga dated by this state of emergency Niza Tion talks got under Way City they be declared for the City of be officials made More arrests wednesday and banned demonstrators from about 50 City blocks surrounding the convention Cen Ter where the meetings were Tak ing place. Clearly in Hindsight the a police arrested 68 people tues proach we used yesterday did not Day and about 250 people were work and we re going to have to arrested by mid morning wednes take a different approach today Day including at least 220 in West assistant police chief de Joiner. Attle said Peter Lumsdaine an activist with direct action net work the organizer of one March. We re not trying to get arrested but we re trying to continue to raise our voice told a news Clinton spent the night in a downtown hotel arriving just hours after police swept demonstrators from the streets began shortly after Day Light today As protesters attempted to enter the Down town Core. Most demonstrators were peaceful marching and chanting but police moved in swiftly when protesters attempted to Block intersections. Lake Park just two blocks from the president s hotel. They were quickly handcuffed photo graphed and taken away in Tran sit Sheehan of the american civil liberties Union of washing ton said the no protest zone appeared to violate . And stat constitutional guarantees of free packed downtown streets had Only a scattering of shoppers and business people wednesday morning. Those who Barry Sweet the associated press world Trade organization protesters Are arrested wednesday after blocking a Street in downtown Seattle. About 30 people were arrested at this intersection. Did arrive were stunned at what they struggled late into the night to regain control of City streets. Mayor Paul Schell declared a civil emergency imposing a nighttime curfew across much of the business officers used tear Gas As they moved Block by Block to rout remaining demonstrators who smashed windows set spitfires and Spray painted obscenities on Walls in a Daylong Melee disturbances prevented an opening ceremony for the global conference though officials said some Trade negotiations did pockets of rioting overshadowed peaceful demonstrations by tens of thousands of Union Mem Bers environmentalists and so Cial Justice activists. By midday tuesday most Central downtown businesses locked their doors turned out the lights and sent their employees posted at the edges of the curfew area wednesday mom ing stopped pedestrians and some vehicles As they headed toward downtown to make sure people had legitimate protest groups were unhappy with the violence As deplore the violence exhibited in downtown Seattle Sai Dcarl Pope executive director of the Sierra club. We be got the dough to make you go delegates Trade talks will continue by George Tibbits the associated press Seattle stunned by Vio Lent Street protests resulting in scores of arrests delegates to a 135-nation Trade gathering insisted they would push ahead wednesday with efforts to launch a new round of talks aimed at breaking Down barriers to global already stressed Over How to pay for Holiday expenses let our special Holiday loan put you in the spirit this season with rates As Low As 9.99% apr and flexible terms you can borrow the Cash you need and have a Low monthly payment too put the hoho to into your Holiday with some dough from your credit Union Call Civ 0049 611-9787-530 or d5n 337-5512 today mention reservation number Voshol Reserve your seat now space is very limited. A $100 Deposit is fully refund Jable until 4 weeks prior to departure. 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The issues Are far top important to be ignored said Mike Moore director general of the world Trade chief Norm Stamper told a news conference the Down town area needs to be and will in fact be made Safe today for every Paul Schell interviewed on Abc s today show said think we be secured the he said guard troops will reused primarily for backup. They Are not Don t want armed personnel in the streets. I think that might even be More the protesters Are unhappy with the Geneva based Organiza Tion that sets the rules for global Trade charging that it too often considers Only the needs of giant multinational corporations at the expense of protecting the Environ ment and worker rights. Some of the More moderate opponents want the to to include tougher labor and environmental standards in any Trade Deal an idea strongly opposed by develop ing nations in Asia and latin America that depend on Chea labor to make economic gains

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