Chanting “Not my president!” and “Black lives matter,” hundreds of students from 23rd Ave’s Garfield High School marched to Cal Anderson where they joined hundreds more Monday afternoon in a citywide student walkout in protest of the election of Donald Trump. The rally marked the second day in a row the Capitol Hill park has been a central gathering place as Seattle’s citizens protest the election results and plot solutions to counter Trump’s expected policies and push ahead to fix whatever broken political processes resulted in his victory.
2 adult men (not @seapubschools students) are under arrest for assaulting officers. Aside from this, demonstration continues to be peaceful.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) November 15, 2016
Sunday, hundreds attended a “Love Over Hate” gathering organized by a group of SPU marriage and family therapy students as an opportunity for Seattleites to come together for a non-political show of “love, support, and togetherness.” Sunday afternoon included singing, sign making, and, yup, even some protest. A portion of the gathered crowd opted to march from the park and made its way downtown.
Images and video from both days of protest are below.
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— ill Neal (@bikexploitation) November 15, 2016
Capitol Hill Seattle (source)