"On February 12th, 150 people met at Westlake Center in Downtown Seattle. Hundreds of fliers were distributed during the initial rally which had the title "Police Are The Absolute Enemy." The rally was predominately reformist and had been called by the October 22nd coalition, a front group of the Revolutionary Communist Party. However, the anarchist block, composed of 40 people dressed entirely in black, pushed the crowd into the streets and began to march.
As the march went on, thousands of the flier mentioned above were distributed. On the way to the East Precinct Police Station, barricades were thrown into the road. Several people from the street joined in as the march proceeded. When the march reached the police station, the windows of a police cruiser were smashed out. At this point, the police moved in. Several of them were hit with the thick flag poles that carried black flags. Two people were arrested. At the time of this writing, they have been charged with misdemeanors.
Solidarity to everyone fighting the police!"- Portland IndyMedia
The Student Insurgent stands in solidarity with efforts to repel the violent police elements from communities, but does not advocate destruction of property as the necessary means to do so (however, we do support a diversity of tactics).