By Nicholas Johnson
Thousands of MLK Day celebrants strolled through Seattle’s streets Monday afternoon. Following a route from Garfield High School down to the Federal Building at 2nd Avenue and Madison Street, marchers carried signs and chanted for equality and justice.
Prior to the march, a rally was held in Garfield’s gymnasium. The rally featured performances by the Leschi Elementary Choir, El Centro Children’s Choir and the PNW Drum line. Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Robert Jeffrey Sr. delivered a powerful speech, bringing the audience to their feet and motivating them for the long march.
Below are scenes from both the rally and march, accompanied by an audio compilation from the day. Enjoy, and be sure to turn up your speakers.
Interesting list of workshops they had for that day:
Looks pretty liberal….wonder if anyone from Burien went to any of them?
I sat in on “End Police Violence; Deportation and Surveillance Now!,” which primarily served as a chance to discuss the impact of state force and control systems — such as the FBI or the SPD — on disenfranchised groups as well as those simply interested in freedom of information and transparency within public agencies, Bradley Manning being a prime example.
Seems safe to say the topics of day would have received much support from Dr. King himself.
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