Initially, when demonstrations began, Black Lives Matter Seattle– King County had a clear message: It was not organizing any of the demonstrations and protests in the city, because of concerns about Covid-19 transmission. On Saturday, though, BLMSKC announced the Black Lives Matter Seattle Statewide Silent March and General Strike, on Friday, June 12.”We have currently been endangered. Anti-Blackness is a higher risk to our survival. Bigotry is its own pandemic. It’s killing us, and we are battling to survive and prosper,” the organization composes. Ifyou pick to strike or march, here’s what you ought to know. Silent March When and Where On Friday, June 12, protesters can collect at 1pm at Judkins Park in the Central District. The march begins at 2pm, heads down 23 rd Opportunity South,
and ends at Jefferson Park in Beacon Hill. Organizers estimate it’ll take about an hour and a half. What
to Do When Marching All common coronavirus conscientiousness applies: Stay home if you’re ill. Use a mask. Stay 6 feet from people outside your family. If you’re going to touch anything, get out those gloves or hand sanitizer. Prevent public transit if possible. BLMSKC has a longer list
of demonstration security standards here. This is, as its name recommends, a quiet march. That’s so people can silently grieve. Also, yelling boosts the risk of Covid-19. Program up with a sign if you want to make a declaration( simply possibly leave the”silence is violence”one at home for this specific march). Make a prepare for getting house.
If you live far away, perhaps park your automobile halfway between the beginning and end of the march.(It’s about 2 miles total. )Organizers ask that crowds distribute immediately after closing remarks. Post-Protest Test The city now recommends that anyone who’s just recently went to a demonstration get a Covid-19 test. This past Friday, Seattle opened two free citywide
screening sites where you can go
even if you do not have symptoms: onein Northgate, the other in SoDo. They’re both drive-thru sites, so you require an automobile. You do not require insurance coverage, and you do not need to inform them you were at a protest. You do require a photo ID. Though some drive-ups are let in, you must schedule an appointment ahead of time. They fill up rapidly, so possibly make one before you march. More details is available here. If you have symptoms or validated Covid-19 direct exposure, the city also has a number of complimentary walk-up screening centers. General Strike If you can’t march, BLMSKC asks that you do not deal with Friday and instead dedicate the time to”lasting structural change,”like finding out more about regional chosen authorities and how to best put pressure on them to do away