Victor Steinbrueck Park – Downtown Seattle
December 16th, 2016
“We will be gathering at Victor Steinbrueck Park (park next to Pike Place with the totem poles) and marching to the Russian Consulate to rage for Aleppo. This event is also in collaboration with Americans for Refugees & Immigrants.
The people of Aleppo are being massacred by the Assad regime and Russia and WE WILL NOT BE SILENT. We condemn the lack of action by world leaders.
NEVER AGAIN IS NOW. Please do your part and come show your support.”
A crowd of approximately 60-70 marched from Victor Steinbrueck Park through the streets of Seattle, and back, in an effort to bring attention to the devastation in Syria. The event started with speakers at Victor Steinbrueck Park before marching along the sidewalks. As demonstrators moved across the street from Westlake Park, a man started shouting “If you don’t like it here, go home!”. A scuffle soon broke out as words were exchanged. Seattle Police, who were accompanying the march, soon arrived and could be heard telling the aggressive man, “They are not here to protest against the United States.” to which the angry Seahawks fan retorted “I can say whatever I want”. There were no arrests.
I’m the woman who was in the altercation. That Seahawks fan’s ugly expression is still on my mind, ugh. The marchers were great though, wonderful group of people. Thanks for the coverage and the great photos! Really nice shots here.