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Santorum Asks for Secret Service After Protest

Protesters got 'rowdy' at Tacoma event this week

(Newser) - Rick Santorum must really be a frontrunner now, because the Republican presidential candidate is requesting Secret Service protection. His campaign sent the request to the Department of Homeland Security yesterday after what Fox News calls a "rowdy rally" in Washington state Monday night. Occupy protesters crashed the outdoor event... More »

Westboro to Face Off With Occupy at Powell Funeral

Phelps family thinks boys died because of Washington's same-sex marriage bill

(Newser) - The relentlessly classy folks at the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again. Margie Phelps announced today that her family intends to picket the funerals of Charlie and Braden Powell, the children, aged 7 and 5 respectively, who were blown up by their father this week, the News Tribune reports.... More »

Seattle Woman 'Marries' Abandoned Building

Occupier Baylonia Aivaz protesting gentrification

(Newser) - An Occupy Seattle protester "married" an abandoned warehouse on Sunday, not because of a weird fetish, but in order to protest gentrification, the Los Angeles Times reports. "I'm doing this to show the building how much I love it, how much I love community space, and how... More »

Occupier: Pepper Spray Made Me Miscarry

Seattle 19-year-old says she was 3 months pregnant during protest

(Newser) - An Occupy Seattle protester claims she had a miscarriage after being beaten and pepper-sprayed by police. Homeless 19-year-old Jennifer Fox tells the Seattle Stranger that she was three months pregnant when she took a face-full of pepper spray during a protest, and that police also kicked her in the stomach... More »

New Face of Occupy: Pepper-Sprayed Woman, 84

Dorli Rainey hit during a march in Seattle yesterday

(Newser) - Dorli Rainey is not the first person to be pepper-sprayed at an Occupy protest—but she may turn out to be the most memorable. A photographer caught an image of a pained Rainey—age 84—being led from yesterday's Occupy Seattle gathering. The Post-Intelligencer reports that police turned the... More »

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