Candlelight Procession & Vigil Against Hate will be Wednesday night, Nov. 1


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A Candlelight Procession and Vigil “against hate infiltrating the south King County community” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, starting at 8 p.m. at Azteca Restaurant, with a vigil planned for 8:30 p.m. at Town Square Park.

The evening will begin with a peaceful procession starting at Azteca Mexican Restaurant at 8 p.m., and ending at the library of a vigil to denounce a flyer mailed to thousands of Burien residents last week by Respect Washington, an organization with ties to an extremist, out-of-state hate group. The flyer showed a map with the names and addresses of immigrant residents of Burien and alleged that they had committed violent crimes.

“All are invited to join a diverse alliance of civil leaders, local organizations, and community members calling for an inclusive Burien that respects people of all cultures,” organizers said.

“This kind of radical hatred and intolerance has no home in our community,” said Pedro Olguin. “We’re standing together for an inclusive, welcoming Burien that respects all people no matter their faith, the color of their skin, their gender identity, their sexual orientation, or their country of origin.”

Here are the details:

WHO: All are invited to join Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, Sen. Sharon Nelson, OneAmerica, Latino Civic Alliance, El Centro De La Raza, SeaMar Community Health Centers, Highline Educators Association, and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

WHAT: Candlelight Vigil and Procession

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 1:

  • 8 p.m.: Procession starts at Azteca Restaurant
  • 8:30 p.m.: Candlelight Vigil outside Burien Public Library

WHERE:

  • 8 p.m.: Procession starts at Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 153 SW 157th Street, Burien, WA 98166
  • 8:30 p.m.: Burien Public Library, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98166

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