Nov. 28, 1999. Seattle. As part of our week of protests, SRBG and Global Exchange organized this demo at the downtown Gap at which hundreds of protesters decried Fisher deforestation and sweatshops. Donald Fisher, founder, Chairman of the Board, and major shareholder of Gap, Inc., also drafted GATT, NAFTA, and WTO textile rules, paving the way for the proliferation of sweatshops in desperately poor countries.
Mainstream news coverage was most often biased, claiming that police brutality was in reaction to violent protestors. This was not the case! For an accurate, eye-witness description of the sequence of events, click here.
Andy Clark, Reuters
Paul Joseph Brown / P-I
Paul Joseph Brown / Seattle P-I
Sion Touhig - Corbis Sygma
Cynthia Johnson for Time
Itsu Inouye - AP