6:02 PM: Local anti-racism advocates gathered at 16th/Holden this afternoon for West Seattle’s latest peaceful protest in solidarity with what’s happening coast to coast.
As was the case Tuesday in The Junction, participants spanned a wide age range.
Organizers chose the location for visibility, since Holden is now a major detour route because of the West Seattle Bridge closure.
This group chose not to announce their demonstration publicly in advance. But for those who want to join an organized event, we have heard directly from organizers of two on Saturday afternoon (June 6th): One is a march from Admiral (we’re awaiting the time), gathering at Anytime Fitness (California/College) to join up with the previously announced 2 pm gathering in The Junction at California/Alaska.
ADDED 7:02 PM: More info on the Saturday march from Admiral:
Meet at Anytime Fitness at College/California. 12:30 gather, 1 pm march. Goal is to join up with the protest happening at 2pm at the WS Junction at Admiral.
This is a peaceful march from 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 (exact location will be updated asap) @ 1pm. We’ll peacefully march to the Alaska Junction and join the Seattle Junction BLM Protest https://twitter.com/junctionprotest by 2 pm.
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.