by Saturday at 7:36 pm•
In a press conference Saturday, board members with Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County (BLMSKC) called for a statewide general strike and silent protest march on Friday, June 12.
BLMSKC has made it very clear that it's had no part in organizing any of the demonstrations against police brutality that have taken place across Washington over the last eight days, and BLMSKC board member Ebony Miranda said they have not taken this decision lightly.
"We know people will claim our efforts will increase the risks of harm on our community and allies by doing such an action during this time, but I feel that we’re not taking risk," they said. "We’ve been put at risk. Anti-blackness is a greater threat to our survival. Racism in itself is its own pandemic. It's killing us. And we are fighting to survive and thrive."
The organization also announced an updated list of demands they say they delivered to Mayor Jenny Durkan earlier in the day, and they relayed her responses.
Here are the demands and Durkan's responses, according to BLMSKC board member Marlon Brown:Continue reading »