Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle in crowds to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Millennium Round that brings together figures from world political and economic events. The film takes an in-depth look at the characters during the five days they protested on the streets of the city in November 1999. Although it began as a peaceful protest aimed at stopping the WTO talks, it intensified on a scale of riots and finally a declaration of a state of emergency that put protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard . However the aim of the activists is achieved, the Millennium Round of the WTO is canceled.