Joe's Vault: N30 protests, 10 years later

Joe's Vault: N30 protests, 10 years later »Play Video
Ten years ago, thousands of protesters converged on downtown Seattle with the intention of protesting the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference. Some had true issues they wanted addressed. And others just wanted to wreck the place because they could.

Here is a selection of stories we aired ten years ago on "N30", 11/30/99, as the conference got underway and a number of those people in the streets rioted and the police reacted forcefully.

One segment here has no narration, taken from one vantage point as the police attempt to disperse a crowd. It gives one a good feel for what it was like down on the street.