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George Floyd protests vol. 5: Wednesday Night

Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Local hip hop artist, Raz Simone, took to the streets to protest the police killing of George Floyd, leading a mass of protestors down Broadway.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Protestors march down Broadway linking arms and carrying signs decrying the multitude of injustices by police forces nationwide.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A protestor walks alongside a moving vehicle that is leading a Black Lives Matter (BLM) march southbound on Broadway.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A child poses alongside his family who carry a sign that reads, “Latinos 4 Black Lives Matter.”  The protests have seen a growing diversity in support for the BLM movement.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A BLM flag is held by two protestors at the head of a massive march on Broadway.  The police killing of George Floyd has brought a multitude of police brutality cases and systemic issues to the surface.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian At various points throughout his speeches, hip hop artist, Raz Simone, made a point to give the microphone to supporting protestors to vent their cause.  Here, a doctor who was diagnosed with stage VI lung cancer, proclaims his support and continued dedication to the BLM movement.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A protestor pushes a makeshift aid and supplies cart alongside a march on Broadway.  Supplies consisted of sanitizer, medical kits, ear plugs, water and snacks.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A growing number of Capitol Hill residents have begun to utilize their front porches as medical and food supply stations, providing protestors with a variety of essential items, such as food and water.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A boy stands at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Pine Street where protestors continue to gather by the thousands to protest the police killing of George Floyd.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A protestor holds a sign that reads, “Yellow peril supports black power.”  Yellow peril, a centuries-old term that supposes a perceived Asian threat toward Western civilization, has resurfaced in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A medical-supply station run by the BLM movement on 11th Avenue between Pike and Pine Street, a half block away from the central congregation place for the protests. 
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Hip hop artist, Raz Simone, speakers and protestors celebrating inclusivity, unity and the BLM movement on 12th Avenue and Cherry Street.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian The intersection and surrounding area of 11th Avenue and Pike Street have become the city’s focal point of demonstrations.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian The police lines at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Pike Street have begun to recede over the last several days, in an attempt to dispel notions of aggressive and reactionary force toward protestors.

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