The activist community urged an action outside of the King County Detention Center Saturday to stand in solidarity with a protester who was arrested after a group disrupted an event run by Mayor Jenny Durkan.
The person arrested was the final speaker in a planned action on Nov. 30 meant to interrupt Durkan’s announcement of a Small Business Advisory Board, and the only person of color, according to a statement from the Industrial Workers of the World: Greater Seattle General Defense Committee.
“We must also recognize the states [sic] blatant overreaction to a mere voicing of dissent is something that inevitably arises when we dare to challenge the pillars of Seattle’s liberal, white supremacist, capitalist order,” the statement reads.
Ashley Archibald is a Staff Reporter covering local government, policy and equity. Have a story idea? She can be can reached at ashleya (at) realchangenews (dot) org. Twitter @AshleyA_RC
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