Huge Anti-Trump Rally in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray were among the speakers at a large rally in downtown Seattle that drew more than a thousand people protesting President Donald Trump's action barring people from certain Muslim nations from the United States.
The Sunday evening protest at Westlake Park in the city's shopping district was the second large anti-Trump protest in the Seattle area in two days. Saturday night 3,000 people flooded Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
On Sunday the protesters held signs that read "Proud to be an Immigrant" and "Refugees are not terrorists."
Murray urged protesters in the city to stand in their doorways at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, holding a phone or a candle to "shine a light."
"We as a city will stand with immigrants and refugees," said Murray, who has vowed to maintain Seattle's status as a sanctuary city for immigrants despite a Trump threat to withhold federal funds.
Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Seattle's congressional representative, told the crowd "we are going to fight this every step of the way."