Here's a quick look at Seattle's silent protest (VIDEO)

Jun 12 2020, 11:57 pm

The pouring rain couldn’t drown out the protesters today as they took to the Seattle streets.

In one march led by Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County, people were urged to refrain from going to work and to instead “spend their time and energy on direct action for lasting structural change.

The group led a march from Judkins Park to Jefferson Park at 2 pm, asking that people be respectfully silent, as it is a time to join the community in grief and mourning.

Marchers were urged to follow a set of rules to ensure that the day remains peaceful and safe, including keeping 6 feet apart from people who do not belong to their households.

“We understand that people will claim that this protest will increase the risk of harm to members of our community by planning such an action at this time. However, we feel that we are not taking a new risk. Rather, we have already been put at risk. Anti-Blackness is a greater threat to our survival. Racism is its own pandemic. It’s killing us, and we are fighting to survive and thrive.”

The march ended up stretching further, as more and more people joined. Here’s a roundup of what the event looked like:

At the time of publication, the silent march continues.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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