Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant was just arrested at a protest in SeaTac over Alaska Airline’s push to block the $15 minimum wage. Protestors blocked traffic and trespassed on private property all while chanting, “Alaska Airlines rich and rude, we don’t like your attitude!”
After protestors refused to obey three separate orders to disperse, police made four arrests (including Sawant). KIRO’s Bradi Kruse asked Sawant as she was led away in cuffs what she thought Mayor Ed Murray would say about her behavior. Sawant laughed and said, “Why don’t you ask him!”
Sawant was also asked if she thought her arrest sent a positive message. She affirmed that she did and proceeded to compare herself to “all the best activists in the past and in the present” who have “put their lives on the line to fight for the rights of workers.” Because, apparently, Sawant’s demand for a $15 minimum wage is comparable to, well, any past protests and being arrested by SeaTac police is a life threatening situation.
Check out the raw footage captured of Sawant’s arrest below.
Information and picture via KIRO reporter Brandi Kruse’s twitter account.
This is the standard Seattle mental lightweight. A more predictable result could not be more obvious. Well, maybe more obvious than a 12 dollar cheeseburger in SeaTac?
You vote for agitators and you will get agitators.
Gee Seattle voters, you picked a winner, didn’t ya? LOL hahaha! She’s a communist loser.
I wasn’t aware Seattle City Council members answered to the Mayor; I thought they were responsible to us voters. Yay liberal media!
Was it “private property”, or was the airline renting the property from the Port of Seattle?
If this keeps up, pretty soon we’ll have a national holiday dedicated to memory of a man who got arrested for non-violent protests, and who worked on behalf of low-income laborers…
Richard Wittauer says
was born in Seattle 67 years ago, my grand mother was born in the harbor of
Seattle in 1883 in our States Pioneer Book. She would turn over in her grave to
see how our Constitution is being attacked and the policy’s coming down that
hurt the people. People wake the heck up..I vote Republican for now on.