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October 16, 1965: Mickey Mouse Fight Club

On the date in focus here, roughly 400 protesters turned out for Seattle’s first major local demonstration against the Vietnam War, and were greeted with rather feral heckling from right-wing counter-protesters. Jeff Stevens histories you mousely.
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April 24, 1969: Protesters and Beekeepers

Jeff Stevens tells the tragicomic tale of how a radical student protest in Vietnam War-era Seattle was hijacked by a swarm of angry bees. No, this is not an urban legend.
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April 12, 1967: “I’m Marching Down The Ave . . .”

Seattle’s University District has long been known as a locus for student-led protests. Jeff Stevens documents he first such major protest event in the U District.
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