Seattle Activists Take The Streets On Annual MLK Day March

The Dignity Virus

January 19th, 2015

Several thousand demonstrators took the streets of Seattle in a march in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. The event started at Garfield High School, and wound it’s way through Seattle, stopping at significant points along the way with speakers ranging from activists to Seattle City Council Members. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and musician Macklamore were seen in the crowd as they marched to the Federal Courthouse on Stewart and 7th Ave. A text was passed around that activists had locked themselves together on Hwy. 99/Aurora at Mercer St. for a solidarity action with Black Lives Matter activists. While the other group was on Aurora, another group made their way to I-5 and briefly shut it down. Those activists attempted to join the Aurora group but were blocked by Seattle Police until an alley was found and the…

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