Hundreds gather, march to Seattle mayor’s home

SEATTLE — Hundreds of protesters gathered in Magnuson Park Friday night before making their way to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s neighborhood.

The crowd that marched to the mayor’s home was large enough to fill an entire city block, with an estimated two thousand in attendance.

KIRO 7 reported near Magnuson Park because the mayor’s address is protected by state law confidentiality. And the mayor has reminded the public about the confidentiality program after receiving threats from her years of work as a U.S. attorney dealing with drug cartels.

The crowd of protesters loudly marched into her neighborhood, chanting about their demands to defund Seattle police and reform justice, and demanding that she resign.

The protesters also brought with them a large sound system, noisemakers, cowbells and music.

After an hourlong rally, demonstrators paraded past the mayor’s gate where KIRO 7 was told police lined the mayor’s driveway.

There has been a lot of sensitivity about demonstrators marching in the mayor’s neighborhood since their last march Sunday.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant participated in that march and rally. Sawant told KIRO 7 that she was not the organizer of that march.

After the march, the mayor called for a full council investigation of Sawant.

The mayor said the council member acted “with reckless disregard for the safety of her family.”

Friday’s crowd of protesters eventually marched from the mayor’s neighborhood back to Magnuson Park.

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