ACLU of Washington WTO Flyer

Affiliate: ACLU of Washington
December 6, 1999 12:00 am

ACLU Affiliate
ACLU of Washington
Media Contact
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
United States


SEATTLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is closely monitoring police treatment of WTO protesters and residents of Seattle. We are looking for information about incidents of police action against citizens that have occurred during the WTO conference.

We need personal reports of any of the following activities – if they happened to you or if you were a witness:

  • Unprovoked physical aggression by police: shoving, kicking, hitting with billyclubs, overly forceful restraint
  • Use of pepper spray, tear gas, CS gas, shots of rubber bullets against non-violent protesters or onlookers either without warning or in excess
  • Being pursued or chased by police when trying to flee or disperse
  • Encountering any of these activities as a bystander or within an area that is NOT a designated “no-protest zone”
  • Or other unreasonable restrictions on your civil liberties

We need details on what happened to you or what you witnessed. Please contact the ACLU of Washington right away:

Fill out an online complaint form at

If no web access, call the ACLU Complaint and Referral Line

ACLU of Washington
705 Second Avenue, Suite 300, Seattle, Washington 98104

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