Could Day 2019 is upon us in Seattle. Comply with MyNorthwest for the most recent visitors updates as marches and protests work their method by way of town.
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Could Day 2019 March
The 20th Annual Could Day March for the Rights of Immigrants and Employees was scheduled for 1-Four p.m.
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The march started at Judkins Park. It ended on the U.S. District Courthouse the place a rally was held. The occasion largely ended by 5:30 p.m.
KIRO Radio Reporter Aaron Granillo stories that a handful of pro-Trump supporters with MAGA hats confirmed as much as the occasion. One had a paintball gun resembling an actual rifle, which they meant to make use of for taking pictures and figuring out Antifa members. Granillo says that there was a small scuffle between the pro-Trump group and a few Antifa members, but it surely didn’t final lengthy. “In any other case peaceable” he mentioned.
The deliberate route for Wednesday’s march, as laid out by SDOT
A Mariners recreation in opposition to the Chicago Cubs at T-Cell Park started at three:40 p.m. Anticipated attendance was 35,000. Seattle DOT warns of elevated journey instances in consequence.
A noticed Could Day historical past
After all, what Could Day in Seattle, sadly, has develop into recognized for is the night actions. That is when anarchists collect for their very own march. Their message … that’s by no means actually been properly conveyed. What is understood is that this occasion typically prompts property destruction and typically confrontations with police.
Issues had been comparatively peaceable in 2018. The identical for 2017, when proper wing and left wing demonstrators discovered one thing they will agree on and bond over — marijuana. However violence and destruction broke out in earlier years. A Wisconsin man was arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails following Could Day 2016.
Whether or not or not it’s a peaceable day, or in any other case, Seattle officers say they’re ready. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says that Seattleites also needs to be ready.
“Residents and enterprise homeowners can anticipate to see further officers within the discipline,” he mentioned. “We do ask for individuals to plan for delays and make alternate plans for any enterprise that they could must attend to.”