Seattle residents proudly set the example for national resistance to the Trump agenda this May Day when thousands came out and peacefully marched for immigration and labor rights.
The Seattle Police Department also came through as a model, supporting the marchers and ensuring their important civil rights message was heard.
I applaud the City’s departments for their detailed advanced planning and the work of our Emergency Operations Center where City leaders actively monitored the protests to ensure that May Day was a safe day.
Seattle’s model of working together and collaborating has allowed us to embrace and celebrate May Day in a way that demonstrates our city’s values on the national level. I’m proud of our city.