PHOTOS/VIDEO: West Seattle’s silent marches converge in The Junction

2:46 PM: A silent vigil right now on California south of Alaska. Updates to come.

(Added – photo sent by Eileen & Michael)

2:51 PM: Still silent, fists raised, some have moved northward into Walk All Ways.

3:05 PM: Applause broke the silence at 3, and everyone dispersed. More photos/video later.

ADDED 8:01 PM: There aren’t many words to be said about this; that was the point. The original Black Lives Matter-Seattle/King County call was for a day of action and silent marches “o honor lives lost and send a powerful message that Washingtonians no longer tolerate the racism that is built into so many of our institutions.” In West Seattle, organizer Sara had wondered earlier in the week if anyone else had planned one here; no one had, so she did. Two groups marched to The Junction, this one from Morgan Junction:

Like other recent West Seattle protests, participants spanned a wide age range:

Another group marched south to The Junction from Admiral, and everyone converged on California just south of Alaska, still silent.

For a while, everyone stayed there, and east-west traffic continued along Alaska. Then some moved north and filled the intersection for 10-plus minutes.

The demonstration was contemplative and peaceful. As they had done during last Saturday’s huge gathering, police were only seen on traffic control down the block.

P.S. Next West Seattle protests (that we’ve heard of) are on Sunday, 11 am at 20th/Charlestown (explained here) and 2 pm from High Point Community Center.

5 Replies to "PHOTOS/VIDEO: West Seattle's silent marches converge in The Junction"

  • Kristian Kicinski June 12, 2020 (2:50 pm)

    Now blocking the junction

    • R2 June 12, 2020 (4:51 pm)

      A relatively minor inconvenience compared to a knee on your neck.

      • R2isright June 12, 2020 (5:09 pm)

        Thank you, R2!

  • JL June 12, 2020 (8:57 pm)

    Thanks to the organizers!

  • Js June 13, 2020 (1:56 pm)

    Great news

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