Seattle activists march in protest of non indictment in Tamir Rice case

The failure of the justice system in the case of Tamir Rice, a 12 year old Black child killed by a white police officer while playing in a park with a toy gun, has sparked renewed demonstrations across the United States under the banner of Black Lives Matter. In downtown Seattle, 85 activists gathered at Westlake Park to protest the non indictment of the Cleveland Police Officer who shot Tamir Rice in less than two seconds after arriving at the scene. Several activists spoke at the rally and a megaphone was passed around at several intersections. Eventually, the march made its way to the Jackson Federal Building where police closed a lane of traffic as activists stood on the plaza, taking turns speaking to the gathered crowd. Although Department of Homeland Security vehicles could be seen following the march after activists left the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building plaza, no arrests were made.

 

 

 

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