United Black Clergy and NAACP lead march through Seattle in wake of Ferguson protests

Demonstrators in Seattle rallied and marched for a second day, following the lack criminal charges brought against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, MO police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 18 year old man, Michael Brown. The protestors gathered at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in the Central District, joined by City Council Member Kshama Sawant, Mayor Ed Murray, and Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole before march through the Central District to Capitol Hill. From Capitol Hill, protestors marched to the Federal Courthouse where youth, activists, politicians and community members spoke the crowd. At the height of the demonstration, approximately 400 people were marching through the streets.

From the event Facebook page…

What: A teaching moment around national legislation on policing and use of excessive force
Who: Organized by Seattle King County NAACP and United Black Clergy
Why: Change won’t happen until we make it happen

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