Buckley, SR 410/SR 165. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Buckley, SR 410/SR 165. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Plateau protestors: ‘Black Lives Matter’

Hundreds of locals showed up to demonstrate against systematic racism and police brutality. Here are some photos from the events.

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.

For more information or additional photos, contact Ray Miller-Still at rstill@courierherald.com.


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Buckley, SR 410/SR 165. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Buckley, SR 410/SR 165. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Buckley, SR 410/SR 165. Photo submitted by Raquel Chase

Buckley, SR 410/SR 165. Photo submitted by Raquel Chase

In one of the few incidents at local protests, a driver pulled over on SR 410 to argue with demonstrators, who said he did not need to engage and chanted until he left in clear frustration. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

In one of the few incidents at local protests, a driver pulled over on SR 410 to argue with demonstrators, who said he did not need to engage and chanted until he left in clear frustration. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Griffin Avenue. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Lauren Lilly

Enumclaw, Dwight Garrett Park. Photo by Lauren Lilly

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