From our Climate SOS colleague Duff Badgley in Seattle:

For four nights in the gloom and rain we have occupied Westlake Park, the highly used public park in Seattle’s commercial core. Occupy Seattle, like Occupy Wall Street, sprang into being outside other organizations. The speed and intensity of our birthing has been magical for an old-timer like I am. We became, literally overnight, an embracing and necessary Tent City feeding and tending to medical needs for 80-150 people.

On Wednesday, Seattle police raided us with more cops than I had seen in years. Cops used horses and violence against us. 32 of us went to jail. Some of us were injured.

We are vowing to re-occupy. Stay tuned.

See more details at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016411868_westlake06m.html and a news video at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/flatpages/video/mediacenterbc3.html?bctid=1203000677001.