Most protests scheduled for this weekend amplify demands to defund the police and end brutality. Others call on some King County districts whose residents, organizers say, have remained largely quiet even as demonstrations in the south end, Capitol Hill, and elsewhere in Washington have brought thousands of participants into the streets. Here are a few of those events. As with all things public these days, wear a mask, social distance if possible, and don’t show up if you’ve been exposed to Covid-19. Not feeling safe in public? This list includes virtual events.
Sat, July 25
Black, Immigrant and Refugee Solidarity Rally
Among the sponsors of this rally and march are the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, One America Youth Council, and City of Seattle Council President Lorena González. Citing “intersecting crises of racism,” the groups are creating space for unlearning systemic anti-Black sentiments. Participants will meet at the Tukwila Village Community Development Association and march to 3037 South 160th Street. 1pm, 14350 Tukwila International Boulevard, Tukwila
Youth Day of Action
The PNW Youth Liberation Front hosts a march that starts in Capitol Hill and is organized in response to the protests in Portland. The group—whose goals include ending fascism, capitalism, and hatred in Seattle—wants everyone in attendance to wear a mask to protect individual identity and public health. 1pm, Broadway and East Pine Street, Seattle
Trump/Pence Out Now!
Taking place at Green Lake, this protest organized by Refuse Fascism calls for an end to police killings and demands “that the secret police stop snatching people off the streets in Portland, Oregon; Chicago and anywhere else the Trump regime deploys them.” 4pm, East Green Lake Drive North and Northeast 71st Street
Sundays through August
D6 For Defunding
On Sundays, participants (especially District Six residents) are invited to Bergen Place during the Ballard farmers market. Not sure of your district? Check here. Hosted by the BLM Bergen Place Stand In, the silent protest calls on the largely white neighborhoods of North Seattle to use their privilege to help end “systemic colonial racism” by joining with local activist groups. Organizers will provide extra signs and hand sanitizer while volunteers will act as a buffer against any potential disrupters. 10am, 5420 22nd Ave Northwest, Seattle