Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Russian consular residence draws a crowd

Anti-Putin rally gets a lot of drivers honking

It's unusual for protesters to invade the neighborhood, but on those rare occasions when it happens, it's always one of the national-bank branches or the "Russian Consulate" that's the target. Today it was the Russians turn again.

The protest was part of the "Global Speak Out for Russia" campaign which is designed to focus attention on Russian President Vladimir Putin's anti-gay legislation, which recently passed the Russian parliament.  "Honk if you love!" read some of the signs, as well as "Honk if you hate hate!" The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog estimates that over 200 protesters attended today's rally, which probably makes it the biggest such gathering ever held in Madison Park (at least in this century).

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