Traffic snarled as protestors weave through Seattle streets

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SEATTLE — A group of protesters gathered near Rainier Avenue South Saturday afternoon, slowing down traffic on Interstate 90 as they marched north toward the Juvenile Justice Center at 12th and Alder.

The Seattle Police said that the march was permitted in advance and that marchers stuck to the prescribed route.

Seattle police erected barriers near 12th Avenue and Pine Streets in anticipation of the protests, officials said.

The protesters chanted “Black Lives Matter,” initial reports claimed.

Marchers were expected to disband shortly after 3:00 p.m. when they reached their destination.

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  • VoiceOfReason

    None of this has anything to do with black lives. These punks need to get a life. Black lives do matter but if you commit a crime, disobey police orders and act threatening you can expect things to go poorly, regardless of what color you are. Be accountable for your actions.

  • Kit

    Interesting, the protesters are finally getting closer to the actual criminal element and not bugging shoppers downtown. If they march south, into the central area, then more of the troubled youth will hear their slogans. We’re happy to see the SPD has made several arrests for the recent drive-by shootings.

    • Devin Thacker

      Maybe instead of impeding traffic on the streets and creating headaches for others. I would suggest to turning protesting powers towards volunteering in an outlying Seattle community at a food bank or community center of some sort. I think that would speak louder than marching the streets…

  • Emily

    Sad that the only online news coverage of this event has NOTHING to do with the fact that black lives matter or anything this march was for and only highlights the fact that traffic was slowed. When innocent people died in our country, it was more than an inconvenience to their day!

  • Midgard Moderate

    At least it was a permitted march and they stuck to the permitted route. The ones where they are running amok are the ones violating others rights.

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