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Seattle Times: ‘We want to live’: Seattle youth and their advocates call attention to gun-violence epidemic

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Six Black men carried a dove gray casket with silver fittings through a parking lot Friday afternoon and set it atop saw horses on the northwest corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and Rainier Avenue South.

The casket, borrowed from a mortuary in Kent, was a visceral symbol of the shooting deaths of young people of color that have devastated local families and communities this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has spawned an uptick in gun violence.