This year, protesters met at Judkins Park Tuesday afternoon for the 19th annual March for Immigrant and Workers Rights—led by El Comite and the May 1st Action Coalition—toward the federal courthouse, ending downtown to condemn Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies.
The protests were smaller this year compared to years past. Another group of Block the Juvi protesters opposing King County's youth jail were in the University District, while others demonstrated in masks throughout the city.
The Seattle Police Department reported one arrest of a masked man who threw a rock at the Amazon spheres.
Some scenes before the rally begins: pic.twitter.com/vWE7c6Z77n— Michelle Baruchman (@mlbaruchman) May 1, 2018
Over at Westlake Park, another group of right-wing men calling themselves the Proud Boys gathered with American and Trump flags.
Marchers stopped to talk with man who’s questioning the group’s purpose for participating in #MayDaySea. Woman told us she’s part of “Patriot Prayer” group & marched with “Proud Boys” last year. pic.twitter.com/HU6scSQgB8— Steve McCarron KOMO (@SteveTVNews) May 2, 2018
These looks all over Cap Hill. https://t.co/USddLiaiVx— elisa hahn (@ElisaHahnK5) May 2, 2018
Updated 9:18am on May 2, 2018, for more information.