Photo Essay: 12.06 #Blacklivesmatter march & protest in pictures

12.08.14

On December 6th over 1200 people gathered at Garfield High School to protest the recent Ferguson grand jury ruling not to indict officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed black male Michael Brown, in addition to the Staten Island grand jury ruling not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, racial profiling, police violence, and institutional racism. The march was organized by University of Washington students and peacefully occupied numerous intersections along 23rd Avenue & Jackson street where individuals of color spoke out against said issues and offered personal experiences in a racialized society. The march ended at Seattle Police Department Headquarters where a silent vigil was held for those lost to police violence and more speeches were given.

Also, read my coverage of the second #Blacklivesmatter march that day which resulted in 7 arrests.

Below are photos taken during this rally:

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Protester leads assembled crowd at Garfield High School in chant

Protester leads assembled crowd at Garfield High School in chants

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March begins, heading South on 23rd avenue

March begins, heading South on 23rd avenue

SPD accompanies march on 23rd.

SPD accompanies march on 23rd.

March heads West down Jackson Street.

March heads down 23rd.

March circles up to occupy intersection of 23rd & Jackson street

March circles up to occupy intersection of 23rd & Jackson street

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Protest is off again, heading West on jackson street.

Protest is off again, heading West on jackson street.

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Protesters occupy intersection of Jackson & 12th.

Protesters occupy the intersection of Jackson & 12th.

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March on the move again down Jackson towards international district.

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March occupies intersection of King Street & Jackson

March occupies intersection of King Street & Jackson

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"That could have been my dad" says child at King & Jackson in reference to Eric Garner.

“That could have been my dad,” says a child at King & Jackson in reference to Eric Garner.

March heads up 5th towards SPD headquarters.

March heads up 5th towards SPD headquarters.

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Protesters occupy intersection of 5th & Cherry outside SPD headquarters.

Protesters occupy the intersection of 5th & Cherry outside SPD headquarters.

Silent vigil

Silent vigil

Protester participates in a solo 'die-in' in front of SPD headquarters.

A protester participates in a solo ‘die-in’ in front of SPD headquarters.

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