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The Battle for Seattle, commonly know at the  WTO in Seattle in 19999  ran from November 30 to December 3, 1999 when members of the World Trade Organization met in Seattle, Washington. The planned negotiations were Interrupted by massive and controversial street protests outside the hotels and the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, in what became the second phase of the anti-globalization movement in the United States. The scale of the demonstrations?even the lowest estimates put the crowd at over 40,000?dwarfed any previous demonstration in the United States against a world meeting of any of the organizations generally associated with economic globalization (such as the WTO, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), or the World Bank. ©2012. Jim Bryant Photo. All Rights Reserved