Anarchist and radical activists are planning to gather at Seattle Central Monday night to continue Seattle protests following this weekend’s acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
The anti-police protest organizer vows to march “every night thereafter until we make this system fear our collective rage.”
The announcement, posted to the Puget Sound Anarchists site and spread via social media, asks participants to bring “banners, noise makers, and ‘bags of mischief’” and to “come ready to make this system feel the pain and rage of all those who have lost their lives on it’s altar of blood!” (sic).
Sunday, hundreds marched in downtown Seattle as part of events across the country to protest the Florida jury’s not-guilty decision.
While it’s possible Monday’s event will be lightly attended or, like some events posted to the anarchist site in the past, may not happen at all, radical groups have traditionally made the community college’s southern plaza their gathering point for rallies and marches and longer-term protest efforts like Occupy Seattle have previously centered their activities there.
A check of city records shows no authorized marches or rallies planned for the Capitol Hill area tonight.
UPDATE: A crowd of around 30 protesters took to the streets Monday night, marching, chanting and sometimes pulling objects like trash cans into the streets around Capitol Hill. There were no arrests immediately reported by police. Only one significant incident of assault and property damage was reported as SPD investigated an attack on a Q13 news reporter that damaged a TV camera. The East Precinct and surrounding streets were put into a precautionary lockdown mode when the crowd approached though vehicles and pedestrians were able to pass through during most of the night.