It’s always a little bit odd when issues like police brutality get reduced to traffic alerts but here’s notice of Tuesday night’s annual protest at Seattle Central from SDOT. You can learn more about the rally and planned — and permitted — march on the October 22 Coalition To Stop Police Brutality- Seattle Facebook event page. Recent October 22nd events in Seattle have been relatively peaceful. In 2010, large crowds joined the march in the wake of the John T. Williams killing by SPD. Seattle’s police force is now subject to a Department of Justice consent decree after findings about the department’s use of force and treatment of minorities.
Stop Police Brutality National Day of Protest Tomorrow
SEATTLE – Tomorrow, October 22, is the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. Here in Seattle, an expected 110 participants will gather for an hour-long rally at 5:30 p.m. at the Seattle Central Community College (SCCC). At 6:30, the protestors will march from Broadway and E Pine Street, south on Broadway to E Pike Street; east on Pike to 12th Avenue; south on 12th to E Union Street; east on Union to 13th Avenue; north on 13thto E Pine Street; west on Pine to 12th Avenue; north on 12th to E Olive Street; west on Olive to 11th Avenue; south on 11th to E Pike Street, west on Pike to Tenth Avenue; north on Tenth to E Pine Street; west on Pine back to SCCC. Seattle Police will escort the marchers. Motorists should anticipate possible traffic delays especially on Pine, Pike, and 12th Avenue. http://www.october22.org/