Northwest Asian Weekly
Approximately 1000 people gathered in Chinatown Saturday afternoon to honor the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The crowd met at Garfield High School in the Central District and then proceeded to the International District. The protestors chanted and carried signs that read “I can’t breathe” in memory of Eric Garner (the words he spoke when he was dying) and “black lives matter.”
In Chinatown, the protestors sat down at the intersection of 5th and Jackson and raised their hands. The tunnel bus had to be shut down during that time. Although the event was protesting the deaths of the two men, it was a peaceful event (although loud) with a diverse population from all Seattle neighborhoods. After approximately half an hour, the crowd proceeded to the police station on 6th Avenue. The protesting continued on Sunday. (end)
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