The Seattle Times: Local News: Protest fills downtown Seattle streets
The Seattle Times: Local News: Protest fills downtown Seattle streets: "Inauguration Day in Seattle featured a student walkout, rallies and marches, with demonstrators protesting the war in Iraq and the entire 'Bush agenda' on issues from tax cuts and Social Security to gay marriage and abortion.
Though Seattle police typically don't release crowd counts, one officer, standing on Second Avenue as a wall of people approached, estimated there were a couple thousand.
Protesters, many of them students who walked out of class around noon, assembled downtown at Westlake Park. One man was arrested, but otherwise the protests were peaceful, said Officer Debra Brown. Demonstrators arrived at the Federal Building around 5 p.m., chanting 'Not our president, not our war.' "