How Organized Anarchists Led Seattle into Chaos

If you want to label me," says Lincoln, "anarchist is as close as you're going to come." Lincoln is a lanky 19-year-old Texan who came to Seattle to protest "one-world government" and will leave sporting a nom de guerre, a nasty forehead gash courtesy of a tear-gas canister, and a green bandanna for meeting the press. His beliefs mirror a standard anarchist line: Autonomous government, yes. Private property, no. Would he commit acts of violence to further them? In some cases, Lincoln allows.

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