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March for Accountability: Defund SPD & Reinvest in Communities!
Short URL: https://seattledsa.org/?p=16223
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Magnuson Park (on Baseball fields)
6600 NE 65th St
Seattle WA 98115
Community, we have to continue to fight for change, we need to take to the streets and let Mayor Jenny Durkan know we want our demands met. Join Shaun Scott, and others as we march for our demands. Community, come stand as we amplify black voices and impacted families in the movement.
We the people deserve to live free of police brutality, chronic community underfunding, harassment, and displacement. Instead of taking meaningful action to change this brutal system, our mayor has continued to defend the violent actions of the Seattle Police, while rejecting our demands for justice. The mayor has ignored the demands of the movement and victim’s family members, and we want answers. Help us protect our city and ask Mayor Durkan: whose side are you on?
Join us this Sunday at Magnuson Park for a rally and march. We will demand that the City of Seattle defund SPD, reinvest in Black communities and other communities of color that have been disenfranchised, and demand justice for the families and communities affected by police violence. If Mayor Durkan still refuses to honor her constituents’ demands and stop the violence, then we will demand that the city council immediately impeach her.
This family-friendly, peaceful march will stay on public property, and has an organized security plan, including a bike brigade and peacekeepers.
OUR SHARED DEMANDS:
1. Drop the lawsuits that seek to destroy King County’s inquest process (Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, and the King County Sheriff office).
2. Officer Jason Anderson and Steven McNew: Drop your lawsuit against King county prohibiting the family of Charleena Lyles from getting answers.
3. Defund the Police and Reinvest in Community.
4. Mayor Durkan: resign.
5. Release the protesters arrested during the uprising without charges
Please support Charleena Lyles’ family’s email campaign: tinyurl.com/dropyourlawsuit
For years, Mayor Durkan has betrayed families who have lost loved ones to the police – and ignored the demands of our communities. The mayor claims that Black Lives Matter, but her actions speak louder than her words: inaction in holding killer cops accountable, overseeing the violent repression of our protests with chemical weapons and the detainment of protesters of color, making backroom deals with developers that displace communities of color, continuing “sweeps” of homeless encampments, and shutting down efforts to tax her corporate campaign contributors to fund housing for Black and working-class families.
This Pride weekend, we choose to honor the spirit of Stonewall, a Black- and Brown-led uprising against police brutality. Pride is not only a celebration, but a commitment to carry on the fight for Black, Brown, and queer liberation. We ask Mayor Durkan: honor the legacy of Pride this weekend by agreeing to the people’s demands.
5:00 pm Gather
5:30 pm Rally
6:00 pm March
6:30 pm Final Rally
7:30 pm March back together
Magnuson Park baseball fields
Northwest of Park and Ride Magnuson Frog Pond
Due South of Magnuson Tennis Center Public Parking Lot