Mulitple black lives marches and protests set for Friday and Saturday
West Seattle is now a little less accessible due to the closure of the West Seattle Bridge but the protests that call for more social equity and an end to police brutality and oppression have been taking place in a small way. Now a larger event is planned for Saturday June, 6 at 12:30pm. It's only one of several in the area with one on Friday, another on Saturday based in the Junction, and yet another in Burien on Saturday.
The first West Seattle protest march/event description reads:
This is a peaceful march from the Anytime Fitness in the Admiral Junction to support our brothers and sisters protesting police brutality and the systems that support the oppression of the black communities in West Seattle and around the world.
Please join us at in the Admiral Junction in the Anytime Fitness parking lot @ 12:30pm. We will plan to leave at 1pm and peacefully march to the Alaska Junction and join the Seattle Junction BLM Protest https://twitter.com/junctionprotest by 2pm.
To be very clear: the hosts of this event do not support any destruction or violence towards people or businesses.
We are still in midst of a global pandemic. Please stay home if you are sick or feeling any symptoms of Covid-19. Wear protective gear, bring your signs, and keep safe distance from those not in your family/group.
Here are some resources we recommend for those wanting to know how to do more. It starts with educating ourselves. Remember it s not the burden or responsibility of black and brown people to educate non-black and brown people.
There are also numerous organizations you can donate to from home if you'd like. We recommend you research those on your own before donating.
Junction Protest set to start at 2pm
A second Saturday event is set to start at 2pm in the Junction. Questions? Direct message @junctionprotest on Twitter.
Burien for Black Lives is march and vigil on Saturday
The Burien community will see a march and vigil on Saturday June 6 from 1pm to 3pm beginning at the Burien Skatepark on 4th Ave South.
Friday March in West Seattle set for 4pm
Another protest march, this one sponsored by Hate Free Delridge is set to take place on Friday at 4pm and is seeking participants from Highland Park and West Seattle. It will gather at the intersection of 16th and Holden and the march will proceed from 8th and Roxbury.
Poster making invitation for Friday
You might also choose to make posters with a group of others on Friday in preparation for these marches at Walt Hundley Playfield at 6920 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Organizers of that event shared their details: