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Mon Jan 23, 2017, 11:50 PM

Video of Seattle Protest Shooting. (Warning, this does show a person being shot) [View all]



The International Workers of the World (IWW) is claiming the shooting victim as a member of their General Defense Committee. In other words he's a militant headbreaker.

https://twincitiesgdcdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/gdc-2017-01-22-seattle-shooting-press-release-approved.pdf

SEATTLE, WA January 22, 2017 – The victim of the shooting at University of Washington’s Seattle
Campus (UW-Seattle) on Friday, January 20, 2017, is a member of the Industrial Workers of
the World (IWW) and the IWW’s General Defense Committee (GDC), an anti-racist and anti-fascist
organization. He was present at the protests against Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on
Friday night to oppose Milo’s hateful speech, which encourages violence towards minority groups,
and has resulted in actual violence in the past. The victim spent the period prior to being shot
de-escalating conflicts between protesters and counter-protesters.

If one is trained to de-escalate a potentially violent situation, the first thing one learns is to not make any actions or gestures that may be taken as aggressive. You keep a safe distance, palms out, and speak calmly. Charging in, grabbing, and grappling with a person, as can be seen in the video is the antithesis of de-escalation. Honestly, if I was a relatively small person, and I was attacked by someone significantly larger than I was, especially in an emotionally charged situation I would be afraid for my life as well.

So a large white man supposedly dedicated to being an anti-fascist/anti-racist tried to beat up a small Asian man during a protest and was shot. I'm beginning to lose any sympathy for him.

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