On December 1, 2018, an organization called the Washington State Three Percent held a political rally entitled Liberty or Death 2 in Seattle, WA. The purpose of the rally was to protest what they believe is unfair and biased treatment of organizations such as the Washington State Three Percent by the mainstream mass media.
December 1, 2018
In this gallery of photographs from the Washington Three Percent's "Liberty or Death 2" rally against fake news and media bias, held in Seattle on December 1, 2018, the rally was over and members of the Seattle Police Department were packing their gear and getting ready to go home for the day. As the sky darkened, members of the Seattle Police streamed out from inside the Seattle City Hall building where they had been preparing for their work at the event and where they had stowed their personal gear during it.
In this photograph from the "Liberty or Death 2" rally against fake news and media bias, held on December 1, 2018 by the Washington Three Percent, these Marxist / Socialist / Communist / Antifa / Black Bloc counter protesters were across the street where this sub-group of the counter protesters formed a locked arms sidewalk barricade. Blockading a public sidewalk is a misdemeanour crime in Seattle, but the Seattle Police didn't show any interest in enforcing that section of the Seattle Municipal Code that day. Some of the counter protesters in the human sidewalk barricade wore masks.
In this photograph is Seattle Police Department Sergeant Hylton providing his business card after he communicated that his Lieutenant had declared the Antifa and Black Bloc counter protesters too dangerous, that they were "a threat to public safety", and that therefore he couldn't allow media to enter their area to photograph. There had already been an incident within the area when photojournalist Andy Ngo had entered and an infamous Antifa counter protester named Jamal Williams had indirectly threatened that Andy Ngo was going to be killed.
The mostly Marxist/Socialist/Communist counter protesters at political rallies they oppose, utilize the assistance of what they call "legal observers" provided by an organization of attorneys called the "National Lawyer's Guild". In this photograph from December 1, 2018 at the "Liberty or Death 2" rally held by the Washington Three Percent, this "legal observer" was among the counter-protesters.
The Studio 2.8 Photography photo above was produced on December 1, 2018 in downtown Seattle at a political rally and counter-protest entitled "Liberty or Death 2". As seems standard fare at political rallies and protests these days, among the people who counter protested the "Liberty or Death 2" rally held on December 1, 2018 in Seattle by the Washington Three Percent, was a counter protester with an amplified bullhorn. The amplified bullhorn wielding counter protester used it for multiple purposes.
Either the Seattle Police Department, or the Federal Department of Homeland Security, positioned a .308 caliber AR-10 type rifle, with a long range sighting scope, on top of the King County Administration Building. The police sniper had a wide view of both the "Liberty or Death 2" rally, which had a permit from the city, and the mostly Marxist/Communist/Antifa counter protesters. The mostly Marxist/Socialist/Communist counter protesters were corralled at the southwest corner of 4th Avenue and Cherry Street, with an extensive cordon of Seattle Police officers surrounding them on all sides.
In these two photographs taken at the "Liberty or Death 2" rally against fake news and media bias, held in Seattle on December 1, 2018 by the Washington Three Percent, compare the posturing and positioning of the Seattle Police Department officers, as a large number of officers faced and surrounded the counter protesters, while a much smaller number of officers were present near the main rally, facing away from the main rally, and not actually near the main rally or its attendees.