Rather than engage in a war of attrition with the RCP, some anarchists decided to call for a distinct demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson rebels for Saturday night November 29. The callout was titled "Ferguson's burning. What's Seattle gonna do?". The intention was to create a space where people could act their rage however they saw fit, instead of trying to manage and control popular anger for a narrow political platform.
In honor of Mike Brown, and in response to the grand jury decision not to
prosecute Darren Wilson, protests and disturbances occurred across the
country on Black Friday. Protesters invaded malls and shopping centers, shut
down public transit, halted commerce, and demanded vengeance for Mike Brown
and all victims of police shootings.
In Seattle, several events were called for, but all blended together in a 5
hour long roaming march and disruption of Capitol Hill and downtown. Energy
was high, as was antagonism against the police and business as usual. What
follows is a partial account—the authors were not present for the entire
event, and could not have seen everything in any case. This is from our
perspective, but more perspectives, and more reportbacks, are always