GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE
Demonstrators confront police on First Avenue while holding a sign that reads "Justice to the People."
RON DEROSA / THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE
A crowd surged around the front of the United States Courthouse in downtown Seattle, Feb. 17, 1970, during a demonstration to protest contempt citations of the Chicago Seven, charged with conspiracy to incite riot during the 1968 Democratic Convention. Similar protests occurred throughout the country. The following day, all seven were found not guilty of conspiracy, but five were convicted of crossing state lines with the intent to incite a riot.
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