As demonstrators in Seattle marched through the streets, riot police stood guard in front of local malls and department stores. The peaceful protest grew to hundreds as groups joined during the march from Capitol Hill to Westlake Park, while a phalanx of bicycle police followed closely. Traffic was diverted and shoppers scurried by as demonstrators filled intersections with chants of “hands up, don’t shoot” and “We’re here for Mike Brown”. More demonstrations are planned for the coming weekend.
From the event Facebook page…
“#justice4MikeBrown. On the day of the Grand Jury verdict on the murder of Micheal Brown in Ferguson, injustice WAS created again people will gather at Westlake Park, 4th and Pine, at 6 pm. Seattle is gonna take it to the streets! people must gather and make a very visible and loud demonstration and do what it takes to get justice for Mike Brown ! Bring signs and banners, bring cardboard and markers so other people can make signs. Bring your whistles to blow the whistle on police brutality. Bring your outrage, bring your determination for justice, bring your friends! #ferguson #mikebrown #WEWillNotStop
WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND BE UNITED AS ONE AGAINST injustice ,racism,oppression,police brutality and get JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN ” – #BeingBlackIsNotACrime–Stand up against Racial Injustice