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George Floyd protests Vol. 6- Day 8

Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A sign pinned to a batting cage at Cal Anderson Park, highlighting 30 victims killed at the hands of police nationwide.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Two protestors directing their energy at the front lines of Seattle’s eighth day of protests, where police had receded and broken up their standard line formation in an effort to quell tension between the opposing parties.  
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Within a several block radius of 11th and Pine, numerous medical and supply stands have been established in an effort to keep protestors healthy and nourished throughout the nights of protests.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Over the week, the police have been pulling back their lines to create more space between themselves and protestors, taking up two primary positions to the left and right; however, additional cops and National Guard were mere seconds away to resume standard formation if any perceived incident arose.
Jordan Somers A protestor calmly penetrates the police blockade to pick up a coat that was dropped by a woman earlier in the evening when she was apprehended by the police for crossing the same barricade.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Are two birds in the hand worth four in the bush? Someone should ask the police officers this protestor’s middle fingers are pointed at.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian  Drums and other instruments have become more prominent fixtures alongside continued chants from protestors.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A boarded up Stout restaurant and bar at 11th Avenue and Pine Street has been filled with graffiti, art, words and signs over the last week of protests.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Energy remained high and constant throughout the night, where police continued their blockade to protect the east precinct station.  A frequent chant of the evening: “It’s her birthday!” referring to the fact that Breonna Taylor would have turned 27 years old on this day.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Cal Anderson Park has been an extension of the protestors’ makeshift camp, where they would regroup, collaborate and nourish themselves throughout the day and night of the protest.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian One of many unmanned areas where free water and food was readily available for any protestor in need of sustenance.  The sign above reads, “Free anti-racist fuel,” a message indicative of the sentiments of Seattle’s continued protests against the Seattle police department.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A protestor holds a sign that highlights the many names of people of color killed by police.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A police officer overlooks the protestors from atop a roof of the northeast corner of 11th Avenue and Pine street.  His presence was noted, scrutinized and scolded by the protestors below.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A protestor holds a sign that reads, “A justice too long delayed is justice denied,” a quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Many protestors continue to show up with a wide range of masks, reflective of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a method to conceal one’s identity.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian A man wears a shirt that reads, “SPD, you work for me.  Black lives matter.  No justice, no peace;” common sentiments shared and vocalized by Seattle’s protestors throughout the last week.  
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian  A man raises his fist atop a building on the southwest corner of 11th Avenue and Pine Street, showing his support for the protestors below.
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Knees are taken and chants quiet down as a fellow protestor speaks to the systematic police issues plaguing the city and nation.

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