Seattle Black Lives Matter protest makes long stop at mayor’s Capitol Hill home

For the second time this summer, a crowd of Black Lives Matter supporters marched from downtown across Capitol Hill Tuesday night to put their message against police violence on the streets of Seattle. But this time, the group of around 200 protesters included a new target: the North Capitol Hill home of Mayor Ed Murray.

According to Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Police radio reports, after marching from downtown, the protesters spent nearly an hour in the area around 10th and Boston in North Capitol Hill protesting outside Murray’s home.

The large, peaceful group of demonstrators was last reported headed south and back toward downtown after leaving the area of the mayor’s home around 9:45 PM.

In July, CHS reported on the protest outside 12th and Pine’s East Precinct headquarters as people took turns addressing the crowd that circled up in the intersection. “They see our skin as a weapon,” one protester said that night.

Tuesday night marked two years since unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

To learn more about the protests and keep track of planned events, check out facebook.com/Justice4mikebrownSeattle/.

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