Peace and Protest on May Day


An Aztec dancer standing in front of a statue of Sealth, the Chief of the Suquamish and Duwamish after whom the city of Seattle is named.

Thousands took to the streets on Monday in one of Seattle’s most peaceful May Day protests ever. Various groups marched through downtown. Those registered with the city included the Veteran Anti-War Formation, Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Rally and the May 1st Action Coalition Rally. Things got heated later in the night when anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed near Westlake Park; the Seattle Police Department said five individuals were arrested. Still, the day remained largely under control with lively, passionate protesters chanting, shouting and marching well into the night.
Nick Turner