Seattle responds to the Ferguson, MO grand jury decision, with hundreds taking the streets

In a show of solidarity with protestors in Ferguson, MO, hundreds of demonstrators took the streets in Seattle to show their anger with a decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Mike Brown, an unarmed, 18 year old black youth.

Demonstrators marched through downtown Seattle, up Pike to Capitol Hill where they were met by another group,  (previously convened at Seattle Central College) at the intersection of Broadway and Pike. From there, the group of almost 300 demonstrators, made of a diverse background of activists and community members from a wide variety of ages, marched down Madison to 23rd, where they met a small group at 23rd and Union. The large crowd of demonstrators then found their way to the Garfield Community Center where they refused to enter the meeting room until all SPD had left. The group soon tired of their failed attempts to be heard by organizers and returned to the streets.

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