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Seattle Times: In South Seattle protest, activists march with those who’ve lost loved ones to police and gun violence

Thelma Washington has lived in an apartment just off Rainier Avenue South for 20 years. In those two decades, she has never seen a demonstration of Sunday’s size — which covered the entirety of Othello Park — come through her South Seattle neighborhood.

On the 10th day of major protests in Seattle against police brutality and racial injustice, the 86-year-old, sipping iced soda in a cup, watched from the entrance of Parkway Apartments as the street swelled with protesters for hours on Sunday afternoon.

“They’ve had enough of being misused and mistreated,” said Washington, who is Black.