Police ticket drivers honking in support of Occupy Seattle protest
Seattle police have resorted to ticketing drivers who honk in support of that city's Occupy Wall Street-inspired protest.
KOMO News reports:
Starting at 11 p.m. Friday, police started pulling over and ticketing drivers who honked as they drove past protesters.
When the first car - a taxicab - was pulled over, the protesters followed and shouted at police who then formed a blockade around the driver's cab.
The cab driver was then given a $144 ticket - and protesters ended up handing him money afterwards to help pay for his fine.
"I'm really sorry this happened to you tonight, man," one protester said to the cab driver.
The protesters also encouraged the driver to go to court and challenge the ticket.
Occupy Seattle protesters responded to the police tactic by putting up a sign reading "Don't honk! After 10 p.m. you will be ticketed."
Occupy Vancouver starts on October 15.