Seattle Protests on Inauguration Weekend

Hundreds of thousands of Seattleites took to the streets over the weekend. On Friday, protesters gathered at Westlake Park for “Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration,” an unregistered march which culminated in the shooting of a man at Red Square on the University of Washington campus. On Saturday, a record number of people gathered at Judkins Park for the Women’s March which led approximately 130,000 people through the downtown streets of Seattle. Nationwide, the weekend’s protests broke the record for the biggest post-inaugural march in U.S. history. – Nick Turner

A family holding signs together at Westlake Park on Friday.

A family holding signs together at Westlake Park on Friday.

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

Security guards overlook Saturday's crowd from a balcony in Westlake Center.

Security guards overlook Saturday's crowd from a balcony in Westlake Center.

TESS RISKI • THE SPECTATOR

Roughly 130,000 people showed up for the Women's March on Saturday.

Roughly 130,000 people showed up for the Women's March on Saturday.

TESS RISKI • THE SPECTATOR

SPD officers rushed to block traffic as protesters marched up Pike Streets toward Capitol Hill.

SPD officers rushed to block traffic as protesters marched up Pike Streets toward Capitol Hill.

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

Signs at the march on Friday decried the newly inaugurated president.

Signs at the march on Friday decried the newly inaugurated president.

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

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