Studio 2.8, December 7, 2019, McGraw Square Seattle, Pearl Harbor Day, Gallery Of Anarcho-Communist Counter-Protesters
This Studio 2.8 photography gallery of photographs was produced on Saturday December 7, 2019 at McGraw Square, Westlake Park, and Westlake Mall, in downtown Seattle, WA, during a Pearl Harbor Day commemoration political event. This gallery of Studio 2.8 exclusive photographs of Seattle area anarcho-communist counter-protesters, are presented primarily in chronological order, as events unfolded during this political demonstration and counter-protest.
The Studio 2.8 photographs in the gallery above depict some of the mostly bandanna disguised anarcho-communist domestic terror cell network participants who were present during this political demonstration counter-protesting. The anarchist counter-protesters whose dress style is mostly black or all black attire are known as participants in the "Antifa Black Bloc". This form of disguise, intended to enable the anarchists to commit criminals acts with reduced possibility of criminal justice consequences is called "Black Bloc".
In some of the Studio 2.8 photographs in the photo gallery above a group of anarchists burned a "blue lives matter" flag, a "thin blue line" flag, while officers with the Seattle Police Department looked on in observance. As soon as the blue lives matter caught fire, one of the Seattle Police officers, who had a can of fire retardant spray ready, doused the flames before the flag was completely incinerated. Once the flames were out, the bandanna disguised communist anarchists who had tried to burn the blue lives matter flag, then made an extended demonstration of tearing the flag to shreds. At previous events, these same anarcho-communists, who euphemistically call themselves "antifascists" while actually behaving in a rather fascist manner themselves, have carried signs with the acronym ACAB on them, which stands for "All Cops Are Bastards". At various times during the event, the counter-protesting anarchists also shouted the phrase "All Cops Are Bastards" at the Seattle Police officers who were presiding over the event.
After the anarchists burned a blue lives matter in front of the Governor McGraw statute, a pair of the bandanna disguised anarcho-communists then brandished and waved a large red, Soviet style, communist hammer and sickle flag as the counter-protesters with the shouted and jeered. Earlier, on the other side of McGraw Square, at its south side, the anarchists had brandished a red and black Hitler era color schemed "Antifascist Action" flag.
In addition to the activities described in the preceding paragraphs, some of these Studio 2.8 photographs present other anarchist counter-protesters, some without masks or disguises. For example, some of the counter-protesters were participants with a group that calls itself the "Sparkle Brigade", which counter-protests by making noise with implements that mimic musical instruments. Also in this gallery at Studio 2.8 photographs is a counter-protester who wore an LGBT rainbow pride flag as a bandanna. The counter-protester who wore the pride flag bandanna is infamous antifa anarchist Ezra Benner, who was one of two anarchists later arrested in front of Westlake Mall, as he and others tried to attack Republican marchers there. Anarchist Ezra Benner is infamous for having tried to lock a chain onto the double doors of a University of Washington auditorium, where the University of Washington Young Republicans were holding a meeting, an apparent attempt at unlawful imprisonment, during which he was stopped and arrested.
As many as four of the anarcho-communist domestic terrorists presented in this Studio 2.8 photo gallery were arrested by the Seattle Police on the day these photographs were produced. After the event began at Seattle's McGraw Square, the Seattle area Republicans who had obtained a permit from the City of Seattle for the event, then marched through various downtown Seattle streets, carrying and waving stars and stripes American flags, and carrying signs with phrases on them such as "Never Forget" in commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day. As the Republicans marched, the dozens of bandanna disguised anarchists raced through the streets after the marchers, trying to evade the cordons of Seattle Police around the marchers, looking for an opportunity to attack and assault the marchers. The anarchists have attempted and sometimes succeeded with such violent attacks at previous, similar, political events. At various junctures during the march, the masked anarchists were visible literally sprinting at top speed around corners and down alley ways, trying to get in front of the Seattle Police and the marchers, looking for attack opportunities. As the Republican marchers reached Seattle's Westlake Mall on Pine Street, a large group of the masked anarchists had finally gotten far enough ahead of the marchers to form an attack mob. Alarmed Seattle Police crowd control officers then rushed in to establish a phalanx of bicycle barricades, only to be confronted by masked anarchists trying to push through the cordon. Two of the bandanna disguised anarchists were arrested as the anarchists tried to push through the cordon. Many in the mass media have speciously blamed an officer who tripped over his bicycle, which tumble to the ground. However, the bandanna disguised anarchists were arrested because they were trying to push through the police cordon.
The exclusive high definition Studio 2.8 video clip below, shows the moment when one of the bandanna disguised anarcho-communists, who had been trying to attack Republican marchers, was taken to ground and arrested by several Seattle Police Officers. The disguised anarchist shown being arrested in the video clip below was wearing a purple scarf as a bandanna. The Studio 2.8 photo gallery above also includes a closeup photograph of this purple scarf disguised anarchist who was later arrested, a photo that was produced earlier during the event, from a distance, using a telephoto lens.