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Re: Seattle - Westin Building The WTO is in town

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Thu Dec 02 10:40:19 1999

Some will remember the fun when NATO was in Washington DC earlier this
year.  Compared to Seattle that was nothing.  One person pointed out,
don't build  NOCs and meet-me rooms in a building connected to the hotel
where the US President is staying.  Apparently the entire block was "locked
down" for a while, and today the Westin is on the edge of the "limited curfew"
area.  See the newspaper article for more details.

One ISP person required a police escort to get into work and another
experienced tear gas up close and personal.  Another person said you
don't want to wear a suit or you might be mistaken for a WTO attendee.

Existing services remain unaffected.  One person reported some new
installations are being delayed until after the WTO leaves town.