Saturday, April 14, 2007

WTO protesters go to the Web

By Fiona Morgan

For those trying to follow the action at the World Trade Organization summit this week, the Seattle Independent Media Center is ground zero both in Seattle -- where the group has opened its offices to visiting journalists -- and in cyberspace. Throughout Tuesday, the site featured constantly updated, if rough, multimedia reports on clashes with police.

One video clip showed a man who said he had been hit in the face with rubber bullets fired by police. Another showed police firing canisters of tear gas into a crowd in tony Westlake Center. Wired News provides an in-depth report on the media center's creation.