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:

Citizens Mount Protest Against City Manager Mike Martin 1

Citizens Mount Protest Against City Manager Mike Martin 2

“The City of Burien deserves better than a DUI felon,” said Oh, the organizer (picture above). “Residents of Burien should demand and expect more for their tax dollars.”

Citizens Mount Protest Against City Manager Mike Martin 3

When asked if they planned to protest again, Torbet (pictured above) said “We’ll keep coming back until he’s gone!”

Tai Oh says he’s protesting because he contacted the city council as a body and each member individually via e-mail and voicemail and not a single councilmember responded to him.

His position is that he looked to his city leaders to take action and they did nothing.