protest Section

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]

Restaurants in Burien go dark in solidarity with ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Restaurants in Burien go dark in solidarity with ‘Day Without Immigrants’

On Thursday, Feb. 16, you may have noticed that your favorite Mexican – or minority owned – restaurant(s) in Burien were closed, making it tough to get your favorite authentic taco or burrito. That’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien family takes part in historic Women’s March

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien family takes part in historic Women’s March

Burien was represented at the historic Women’s March in Seattle on Saturday (Jan. 21), as the Kleitsch family participated – along with an estimated 175,000 others. This event is considered to... [Read more]

Protest spokesman silenced by Burien Mayor; then a teaching session

Protest spokesman silenced by Burien Mayor; then a teaching session

by Jack Mayne The usual Burien City Council sport of hearing mostly Seattle-based homeless advocates damning the city for having approved two trespass ordinances they consider to be unconstitutional was... [Read more]

Will this be the long, hot summer of Trespass Law battles in Burien?

Will this be the long, hot summer of Trespass Law battles in Burien?

Story by Jack Mayne Photos & Video by Michael Brunk Whether you are for or against Burien’s so-called “Trespass Ordinances,” it seems it will become the debate that never ends, with... [Read more]

‘Bring Humanity Back to Burien’ chant demonstrators during Friday march

‘Bring Humanity Back to Burien’ chant demonstrators during Friday march

Story by Jack Mayne Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer Chanting “stand fast and fight” and brandishing printed and scrawled signs proclaiming “People Matter” and “Bring Human Rights Back... [Read more]

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

It was a noisy and unusual Monday night (Feb. 23), as the Burien’s City Council heard loud arguments and heated discussions over a piece of legislation opponents say makes homelessness a crime in the city…

Protest against Burien’s ‘Trespass’ ordinance will be tonight at City Hall

Protest against Burien’s ‘Trespass’ ordinance will be tonight at City Hall

Page 1 of a draft of Ordinance 621, a revision of Burien’s controversial “Body Odor” trespass ordinance. A protest against the city’s Ordinance #606 (now #621), which affects homeless... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Group protests cutting of Metro bus #139 in Burien Thursday

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Group protests cutting of Metro bus #139 in Burien Thursday

A group of women held signs at 21st Ave SW and SW 152nd Street in Burien Thursday afternoon (Sept. 25), protesting the cut of Metro Transit bus route #139 in Burien. The group included some retired nuns. This... [Read more]

PHOTO: Group of locals holds vigil against military action in Syria

PHOTO: Group of locals holds vigil against military action in Syria

A group of approximately 20 people from Burien and neighboring communities held a vigil Monday evening (Sept. 9) on the corner of 1st Ave South and SW 148th to speak out against a military strike against... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ Musical Protest at City Council Meeting

VIDEO: ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ Musical Protest at City Council Meeting

Here’s our footage of the ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ group’s musical protest against new apartments being built at Burien Town Square at Monday night’s city council meeting:  Read More →

REMINDER: ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ Protest Dance is TONIGHT

REMINDER: ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ Protest Dance is TONIGHT

REMINDER: The ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ protest dance is set to happen TONIGHT – Monday, Oct. 15 – at the Burien City Council meeting, starting at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall…

‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’? Join a Protest Dance at Oct. 15 Council Meeting

‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’? Join a Protest Dance at Oct. 15 Council Meeting

A new community action group called ‘Dreaming of a Better Burien’ is putting out the call for support for “anyone who supports the idea that Burien cannot settle for apartments-only development in the remaining Town Square parcels”…

SLIDESHOW: Protesters March Into Chase Bank & Bank Of America Branches

SLIDESHOW: Protesters March Into Chase Bank & Bank Of America Branches

Tuesday morning (Oct. 26th) at 11:30am, numerous workers, families, and community members marched into the Burien branches of Chase Bank and Bank of America to protest their demands to freeze foreclosures... [Read more]

Burien Resident Organizes “Boycott BP” Rally For June 12th

Burien Resident Organizes “Boycott BP” Rally For June 12th

Allison Bond, a Burien resident, is organizing a protest against British Petroleum (BP) from Noon – 2pm on Saturday, June 12th at Westlake Center, as part of a national “Worldwide Protest... [Read more]

Workers Demonstrate At Burien Fred Meyer Over “Unfair Wage Standard”

Workers Demonstrate At Burien Fred Meyer Over “Unfair Wage Standard”

by Gina Bourdage Workers demonstrated in front of the Burien Fred Meyer on Wednesday (March 10) over what they consider an “unfair wage standard” being practiced by the grocery store. While... [Read more]

Citizens Mount Protest Against City Manager Mike Martin

Citizens Mount Protest Against City Manager Mike Martin

Story and Photos by Michael Brunk

Wednesday afternoon (May 20th), Tai Oh of Burien (right, below) and Terry Torbet of Kent (left) stood on SW 148th near First Avenue South holding a large banner protesting City Manager Mike Martin’s recent DUI incident, as seen in these pictures by Michael Brunk: