Correction: A photo attribution had the last name of the photographer. The article, originally posted June 8, has been updated.
Hundreds of protestors — from the very young at their first demonstration to the well-traveled who have been protesting systematic racism and police brutality since the 1960s — showed their support for Black Lives Matter last week. The protests appeared overwhelmingly supported by those who were unable to attend and were largely without incident, and what disagreements that were had were either handled peacefully by attendees or by local police.
Buckley had a June 3 protest on the state Route 410/state Route 165 intersection, organized by White River High School graduates Raquel Chase and David Page.
It was followed by a protest alongside Griffin Avenue in Enumclaw on June 4, organized by Thunder Mountain Middle School student Laney Johnson.
Another protest was held in Enumclaw on June 6 at Dwight Garrett park, put together by EHS student, Lizzy Tolbert, who asked protestors to lay down for nearly nine minutes to represent the amount of time Minneapolis man George Floyd was pinned by the neck by former police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25.
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