After major media outlets including CNN reported Monday will bring the announcement of a grand jury’s decision on whether to file charges against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, Seattle is preparing for rallies and anti-police protests including a gathering planned for the Seattle Central plaza at Broadway and Pine.
Organizers have planned the rally for weeks and have been waiting for word of an announcement as the grand jury process wound down:
6 PM–DAY OF VERDICT –Westlake park
7 pm—-DAY OF VERDICT—SCCC
YOU CAN EITHER COME TO SCCC AT 7 PM and wait until the march comes to
seattle central community college around 7:30 pm or go down to Westlake park at 6 pm on DAY OF VERDICT
TEXT 4 UPDATES Regarding protest at 206-334-6007
Regardless of the verdict gather at 7pm (pacific) at Seattle Central Community College, #Trap Hill on the day of verdict (expected between Nov 10th and January, 2015).
“Diversity of tactics” and “be your own bodyguard” will be in FULL EFFECT.
In August, a small protest marched through the streets of Capitol Hill and onto Broadway in the wake of the killing of the black teenager by a white officer in Missouri. A larger contingent assembled outside the East Precinct at 12th and Pine in October in a rainy protest against police violence.
Seattle Police are prepared for “unrest along the lines of past May Day protests,” The Stranger reports.
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