William Wingate, 70, was arrested last summer for walking in Seattle while black.

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On Saturday, judging by a Facebook announcement, hundreds of people will walk through Capitol Hill holding up golf clubs and putters. But it's not a golfers' day out.

Instead, it's a protest against racial profiling by police. William Wingate, the military veteran and retired bus driver arrested while using his golf club as a cane on July 9, 2014, by Seattle police officer Cynthia Whitlatch, will be in attendance. (Along with his attorneys, who have filed a claim with the City of Seattle for $750,000 in damages).

"If black men are inherently dangerous," said Chad Goller-Sojourner, the writer/performer who is organizing the event, "then anything a black person is holding becomes a weapon. She decided it was a weapon. We're showing you it was not a weapon."

Sojourner, speaking by phone, said he's followed media coverage of the incident closely. "It's the first time where 99 percent of people sided with the black person," he said. "I want people to understand that it's not just him. If it was a 25-year-old we might have a different conversation."

He continued: "Black men have a right to move and to get home. Black lives don't matter if you can't get home."

Wingate was out that summer day making his daily walk from Northgate to the Central District. He alleges he was singled out by police solely because he was black, and the SPD has since launched an investigation into Whitlatch's on-duty conduct.

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"We want to do what he was doing," Sojourner said of the plan to walk around with golf clubs. He said there may be some chanting ("We're tee'd off!" for example—har-har), but also warned against anyone yelling at the police or co-opting the march for their own purposes. "This isn't about screaming and stuff," he said. "That's not what he was doing."

I asked if the march was permitted. "I have a permit," he said. "It's called the Constitution." The walk begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Cal Anderson Park.

P.S. It appears Sojourner wasn't the only one in Seattle with this type of idea.