The MLK Day March in Seattle, January 16, 2016.
The MLK Day March in Seattle, January 16, 2016. Ramon Dompor

Yesterday, thousands of Seattlites gathered at Garfield High School to rally then march in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his namesake holiday. Reporter Ana Sofia Knauf was on the ground, Tweeting live as the day unfolded, and we also sent one of our fine photographers, Ramon Dompor, to take a visual account of the event as the crowd snaked its way through the city and eventually landed at the Jackson Federal Building in downtown Seattle. Check out the rest of his stunning shots below.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Ramon Dompor

Rally support
Rally support Ramon Dompor

A packed gymnasium at Garfield High School
A pack gymnasium at Garfield High School Ramon Dompor

The march kicks off in earnest.
The march kicks off in earnest. Ramon Dompor

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