SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee and Mayor Ed Murray were among the speakers at a large rally in downtown Seattle on Sunday evening that drew more than a thousand people protesting President Donald Trump’s action barring people from certain Muslim nations from the United States.
The 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.”