Occupy the Port Protesters Appear In Court

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee December 13, 2011

Two Occupy Seattle protesters arrested at yesterday's demonstrations at the Port of Seattle appeared in court today.

In the first case, the city attorney's office filed pedestrian interference and obstruction with a 25-year-old man who allegedly blocked traffic at Klickitat Ave. SW and SW Spokane St. in front of the Port of Seattle Monday evening.

Police records say the same 25-year-old man was also arrested for assault, obstruction, and resisting arrest in downtown last month. We're checking with police to see if his other arrest was Occupy-related.

Another Port protester also made an appearance in King County Superior Court today for allegedly throwing throwing a sign at an officer directing traffic at the protest.

According to a police report, the man threw the sign at an officer, striking him in the face. When officers confronted the man and asked why he'd hit the officer's face with his sign, he told the cop, "I didn't hit you in the face. I hit you in the chest."

King County prosecutors haven't yet charged the man in the case.
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