It has been one month since a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd. Since then rallies and protests have organized around the world to bring to light U.S. police forces’ racial injustice and excessive use of force against Black Americans.
In Seattle, we’ve seen clashes between protesters and police, tear gas and flash grenades, public sit-downs with the mayor and the police chief, a march that brought an estimated 60,000 people to Beacon Hill, the abandonment of the East Precinct in Capitol Hill and the creation of CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest), which the city is looking to dismantle following a series of shootings over the weekend.
Nevertheless, marches and rallies across the city have not stopped. Here are five more.
Thursday, June 25
South Lake Union
The All Black Lives Matter protest is to support the Black LGBTQ+ community. It will begin at Denny Park at 5 pm, the march leading the group to the Museum of History and Industry. Organizers ask that participants wear black with a splash of pride (rainbows).
Saturday, June 27
The #SayHerName rally and march aims to focus on the tolls institutional racism has on Black women, such as Breonna Taylor, whom police killed in Louisville, Kentucky. The march will begin at 2 pm at Othello Park and head to the SPD South Precinct.
Sunday, June 28
A March for Accountability begins on the ball fields at Magnuson park at 5 pm. The event aims to highlight the need to defund SPD and invest that money into community programs.
Monday, June 29
South Seattle Action for Justice has been holding a neighborhood vigil in the parking lot at 5023 Rainier Avenue South at 6pm each Monday in June, and this will be the last. The group has asked people to bring signs and banners to show support.
Tuesday, June 30
The 6th annual vigil and march will be held in honor of Oscar Perez Giron, whom police shot after they stopped him for not paying transit fare back in 2014. The march will begin at noon at the light rail station in SODO and head toward Westlake.