Here’s what Bernie Sanders said at the Comet

Couldn’t squeeze into the Comet Saturday or didn’t have the scratch to donate to the Bernie Sanders for President campaign? Here’s what you missed thanks to YouTube user Aaron Arterburn.

Presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held the fundraiser meet-and-greet Saturday inside the Comet Tavern before a rally at the UW’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Earlier in the day, the appearance of Sanders at a Westlake rally supporting Social Security was cut short by Black Lives Matter protesters.

“This income and wealth inequality is grotesque, it is immoral, it is unsustainable,” Sanders said during his 14-minute speech. Following the scene at Westlake, Sanders spoke frequently of the need for unity in his remarks at the renovated Pike/Pine dive bar and extolled the crowd to tell “Corporate America” that “their greed is destroying this country and they ain’t gonna get away with it anymore.”

UPDATE: Sunday night brings the #BLACKLIVESMATTER : March For Freedom event starting at 6 PM at Seattle Central:

Its has been one year since Mike Brown was shot by ex police officer Darren WILSON.

Since Mike Brown was killed August 9th 2014– Hundreds of Unarmed Black people have been killed by police in 2015 already

THIS HAS TO STOP-TIME TO MARCH FOR FREEDOM AND PUT A END TO the POLICE BRUTALIZING PEOPLE AND The police MURDERING PEOPLE AND TIME TO END Racism and anti blackness

WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND BE UNITED AS ONE AGAINST injustice ,racism,oppression,police brutality and get JUSTICE FOR Freddie gray,Mike Brown,Tamir Rice,Tony Robison,Sandra Bland and hundreds of other unarmed people of color KILLED BY POLICE

people must gather and make a very visible and loud demonstration and do what it takes to get justice for Mike Brown and Freddie gray,Mike Brown,Tamir Rice,Tony Robison and hundreds of other unarmed people of color KILLED BY POLICE ! Bring signs and banners, bring cardboard and markers so other people can make signs.

The scene outside the Comet was, perhaps, even more dramatic. A crowd gathered around the tavern’s windows with people hoping to get a look at the goings-on inside mixed with people watching the production of a day-long Mercedes Benz commercial shoot on 10th Ave involving nearby businesses and buildings. Meanwhile, E Pike was also being prepared for the first night of the pedestrian zone project to create a safer street experience for weekend nightlife crowds.

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2 thoughts on “Here’s what Bernie Sanders said at the Comet

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    Reply ↓
    Tyler on Friday, August 21, 2015 – 4:12 pm said:

    Pamela Banks is a real miltant black radical who supports disrupting even Bernie Sanders for the cause because she’s just that hardcore like that. Except wait a minute she has the endorsement and a $700 contribution from the Seattle Police Officers Guild you say? She is funded by all the developers who want to gentrify and whitewash the Central District and make hundreds of millions of dollars? Her strongest base of support in the district is a gated country club?