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Protestors take to the streets at 150 Day March

The 150 Day March was held to commemorate the 150 days since the first Seattle gatherings in protest of George Floyd’s May 25th murder and general police brutality were held on May 29th.

This date also marked what many consider to be the genesis of the uprising of the Black Lives Matter and racial justice movements across the globe.

There have been protests, rallies and sit-ins throughout Seattle just about every day since.

Organizers of the march hoped to use the event to rekindle participation in the movement against racial injustice, police brutality, and violence against the Black community.

The march began at Cal Anderson Park and made its way to the first of many checkpoints, Seattle Central College, which has been a hub for many rallies held over the last 150 days.

Jordan Somers Before the rally began, coalition organizers took to the microphone at Cal Anderson Park to speak to the audience of protestors of the daily injustices happening state and nationwide
Jordan Somers  A coalition speaker takes a moment to acknowledge and celebrate each organization’s dedication to the fight for systematic reform
Jordan Somers  A coalition speaker takes a moment to acknowledge and celebrate each organization’s dedication to the fight for systematic reform
Jordan Somers A coalition speaker shares a laugh with coalition members, acknowledging the sacrifices they’ve each had to endure to be where they are today
Jordan Somers A coalition member exclaims in outrage the injustices still taking place in the country and the need for Seattle residents to keep making their presence known
Jordan Somers A member of the Black Action Coalition speaks with the audience about the necessity of their presence
Jordan Somers A member of the press was present, wearing a helmet and a bullet proof vest for protection
Jordan Somers A protestor holds a large rainbow umbrella at Cal Anderson Park, also serving as a beacon for one of the handful of the coalitions involved in the organized rally
Jordan Somers Many protestors arrived with elaborate, ornate signs decrying police brutality and systematic racism
Jordan Somers The “Flu Bug,” in attendance at the rally, where the car’s captain, CaptainAntiVirus, educated protestors and people in the area to speak of the dangers of viral infection, as well as the importance of being tested for symptoms
Jordan Somers Protestors march down Pine Street wielding signs, instruments and chanting against police brutality
Jordan Somers Protestors sing and chant in unison as they march down Pine Street toward Downtown Seattle
Jordan Somers Instruments were a focal point of the rally, serving as a tool for remembrance, rhythm and sound as the rally made its way to Downtown Seattle
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian Protestors wielded a variety of signs protesting for protection and liberation of black and indigenous communities, police accountability and redirection of funding into communities
Jordan Somers A protestor takes a moment to light a pink smoke bomb at the intersection of Pike Street and Boren Avenue.  Coalition leaders temporarily stopped the march at the nearby intersection of Boren Avenue and Howell Street to honor the life of John T. Williams, a Native American woodcarver who was killed by police 10 years prior
Jordan Somers The rally was accompanied and secured by volunteer caravans, serving as a blockade to traffic and security for the protestors
Jordan Somers The rally continued toward the Westlake Center on 7th Avenue.  A portable sound system accompanied the rally, allowing coalition speakers and music to be heard by all participating protestors
Jordan Somers Seattle as protestors shouted their frustrations toward two police officers who were surveilling the rally from the rooftop of the West Precinct in Downtown Seattle
Jordan Somers The rally continued past the federal courthouse en route to Downtown Seattle’s Westlake Center
Jordan Somers The Marshall Law Band made an appearance at the rally’s endpoint in Downtown Seattle, performing out of a trailer and playing provocative, upbeat music out of support and celebration for the protestors’ cause
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Jordan Somers The Marshall Law Band brought a high, welcomed energy to the rally, playing music and singing songs with a large audience of protestors
Jordan Somers | The Seattle Collegian The drummer for The Marshall Law Band jamming out with his fellow bandmates as the protestors congregated at the Westlake Center
Jordan Somers A member of the Black Action Coalition shares his excitement over his newfound opportunity to participate with new friends and family
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Jordan Somers is currently in his second year of Visual Media at Seattle Central College. He specializes in photojournalism and documentary work, with a particular emphasis on social movements happening throughout the city. His 2020 documentary, Hope is Not Cancelled, was an official selection at the Local Sightings Film Festival, and won an award for best editing at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival. Jordan is an avid traveler when granted the opportunity, and has a keen interest in psychology and existential philosophy.

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