HAPPENING TODAY: Bike ride, marches, protest as West Seattle fights for justice, against racism

In the past week, we’ve covered seven peaceful protests in West Seattle, as people here join the call for a more just, equitable country, Today, there are more:

BICYCLE RIDE: Leaving from Alki Bathhouse (60th/Alki) at noon:

Rain or shine; more info here.

JUNCTION PROTEST, AND 2 WAYS TO MARCH TO IT: One group is gathering by Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW) at 12:30 pm to walk/march to the 2 pm protest, and another group is gathering at Anytime Fitness (California & College) at 12:30 pm to do the same thing. Or, you can go directly to California/Alaska to participate at 2 pm. The Junction protest is organized by local students:

All organizers remind those who choose to participate – wear your face covering and bring your hand sanitizer! Any other events today or beyond (our ongoing list also has a Monday protest), please let us know!

28 Replies to "HAPPENING TODAY: Bike ride, marches, protest as West Seattle fights for justice, against racism"

  • KatieS June 6, 2020 (7:26 am)

    Does anyone know who is organizing these protests?    

    • Wolfgang June 6, 2020 (9:47 am)

      Apparently children are.

      • Peggy June 6, 2020 (11:17 am)

        Listen to the children

  • Kravitz June 6, 2020 (9:17 am)

    There’s been alternate information circulating on the Nextdoor neighborhood app regarding a protest beginning at 1pm in the Admiral Junction and marching to the Alaska Junction,  lasting until 3pm. I want to participate, but now I’m confused. Do we know if there are multiple marches and demonstrations that are simply merging into one location?

    • WSB June 6, 2020 (10:14 am)

      Same group, walking to the Junction from Admiral, to join the Junction event.

      • Christine June 6, 2020 (12:04 pm)

        What time? the poster says 2 and here it says 1.

        • WSB June 6, 2020 (12:25 pm)

          12:30 is when groups are gathering in Morgan & Admiral to join the 2 pm event in The Junction. Theoretically each will leave around 1.

  • Cycleman June 6, 2020 (10:53 am)

    I understand where they are starting ( Starbucks ) but where are they ending?

    • WSB June 6, 2020 (11:11 am)

      If you mean the Junction gathering, it’s not going anywhere from there.

  • Nbc June 6, 2020 (10:59 am)

    I believe the Junction one was organized by Chief Sealth students. The Admiral one is being organized by a few West Seattle residents (grownups), including a teacher from Madison.

    • WSB June 6, 2020 (11:05 am)

      That’s correct, and we’ve heard directly from organizers in both cases, so they’re definitely legit. If you have a question for the Admiral group, their social-media “event” page is linked above.

  • John W June 6, 2020 (11:31 am)

    Isn’t every person that chooses to exercise their right to protest “legit”?

    • WSB June 6, 2020 (11:36 am)

      Yes, of course, I mean “actually happening” as opposed to the various unfounded “rumors” earlier this week that we spent a copious amount of time on.

  • Sm June 6, 2020 (11:37 am)

    Haven’t heard much about the one starting near beveridge place. Anyone else heading up there?

  • Cycleman June 6, 2020 (12:08 pm)

    Any word about the buses??

  • TM7302 June 6, 2020 (12:12 pm)

    It’s obvious that the people of West Seattle are  caring, concerned and informed citizens.  News reports of violent demonstrations in West Seattle = Zero.  News reports of rioting in West Seattle = Zero.  News reports of looting in West Seattle = Zero.  I’m so glad West Seattle is home for me…

    • Mac J June 6, 2020 (12:39 pm)

      We also, knock on wood, haven’t had the police attacking protestors. Probably because we’re considered a “nice” neighborhood that the police don’t feel the impulse to subdue.

    • TM7302 June 6, 2020 (12:55 pm)

      Except for the West Seattle Bridge debacle.

  • joya June 6, 2020 (12:57 pm)

    I am so proud of you all my West Seattlites!! Stay Safe Peaceful and keep on going! 💕🌈

  • Susie June 6, 2020 (1:06 pm)

    I heard that Black Lives Matter decided that the protests were not healthy due to the COVID because people are crowding together.  So, why are they still being scheduled?  I don’t understand.

    • WSB June 6, 2020 (2:19 pm)

      BLM did not organize this or any other lical event.

      • Susie June 6, 2020 (6:57 pm)

        Look at the picture.  And it says “Black Lives Matter Protest.”  I still don’t understand.

  • PMT June 6, 2020 (1:26 pm)

    Within the last five minutes, parking on Charlestown Street went from zero cars to no space left on our block just west of California. All were carrying protest signs. Good to see so many are able to attend!

  • MM June 6, 2020 (2:19 pm)

    It doesn’t make sense if you sit outside at a restaurant you have to be 6 ft apart. If you stand outside at a protest you can gather as many people, up to thousands without being 6 ft apart. I guess protests are exempt from some Social Distancing. Maybe businesses should protest. 

  • Rob June 6, 2020 (2:36 pm)

    Are the protests still taking place? Will they be continuing past 3pm?

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