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caption: Following speeches from organizers, lit candles were placed around a banner during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Westlake Park. The other side of the banner reads, 'You can't stop this revolution.'
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Following speeches from organizers, lit candles were placed around a banner during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Westlake Park. The other side of the banner reads, 'You can't stop this revolution.'
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

150 days of protests for racial justice in Seattle: 'We're just getting started'

On the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle, a call to action from organizers.

"Black lives matter every single day," said TK, an organizer of the Every Day March. "Not just on big days like this."

"Big things happen every day, even if it's little things," TK said. "It's the little things that created this big thing right here. Because if we didn't keep going for all those days up until this day, this day would have never came."

Six different groups joined together on Monday evening to commemorate 150 days of fighting for Black liberation and justice in Seattle. An unusually large crowd prompted a similar question from many organizers: where are you on all of the other days?

"You all came out when it's 150 days, but you all haven't been out here the last 150 days," said Tati, an organizer of the Every Day March. "You all came out here when Breonna Taylor didn't get justice but you weren't fighting for Breonna Taylor to get justice. You all came out here for George Floyd but what were you doing before?"

Demonstrators marched from Cal Anderson Park to Westlake Park where organizers spoke to a large crowd and Marshall Law Band performed songs from their new album, 12th and Pine.

"You can't go back," said River, an organizer, to the crowd. "You took a step, you took a stand, you basically took an oath: to protect and to stand with Black people, forever."

"We all are out here right now to fight the same fight," River said. "The same fight should bring you back out here every night. Black lives matter every single day. That's being embraced all around the world right now. It should not be quiet in Seattle."

A banner unfurled by organizers compared the 150 days that people have been marching for racial justice in Seattle, to the 381 days that the Montgomery bus boycott spanned.

Added at the bottom: "We are just getting started."

caption: Organizer Katie N. uses a megaphone while speaking to demonstrators on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
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Organizer Katie N. uses a megaphone while speaking to demonstrators on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: A large crowd of demonstrators march from Cal Anderson Park to Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
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A large crowd of demonstrators march from Cal Anderson Park to Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: The names Charleena, Shaun and John T. are shown written in chalk on the pavement on Monday, October 26, 2020, outside of the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct Building during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle. Charleena Lyles, Shaun Fuhr and John T. Williams were shot and killed by Seattle Police Officers.
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The names Charleena, Shaun and John T. are shown written in chalk on the pavement on Monday, October 26, 2020, outside of the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct Building during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle. Charleena Lyles, Shaun Fuhr and John T. Williams were shot and killed by Seattle Police Officers.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Demonstrators make their way from Cal Anderson Park to Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
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Demonstrators make their way from Cal Anderson Park to Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Vonn Wright, also known as Fairy Vonn Mother, cheers as  Marshall Law Band plays a song from their new album, 12th and Pine, for the crowd on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at Westlake Park. The album was inspired by Seattle's ongoing protests for racial justice.
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Vonn Wright, also known as Fairy Vonn Mother, cheers as Marshall Law Band plays a song from their new album, 12th and Pine, for the crowd on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at Westlake Park. The album was inspired by Seattle's ongoing protests for racial justice.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: A sign surrounded by lit candles is shown on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at Westlake Park.
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A sign surrounded by lit candles is shown on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at Westlake Park.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Demonstrators march from Cal Anderson Park to Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
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Demonstrators march from Cal Anderson Park to Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Organizers raise their fists in the air after unfurling a banner reading, 'You can't stop this revolution,' on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at Westlake Park.
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Organizers raise their fists in the air after unfurling a banner reading, 'You can't stop this revolution,' on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at Westlake Park.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: An image of Charleena Lyles is projected onto the barricade surrounding the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct building on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle. Lyles, a pregnant mother of four, was killed by Seattle Police Officers in 2017.
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An image of Charleena Lyles is projected onto the barricade surrounding the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct building on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle. Lyles, a pregnant mother of four, was killed by Seattle Police Officers in 2017.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: 'Racism is the deadliest virus' is written on a piece of cardboard on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle, at Cal Anderson Park.
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'Racism is the deadliest virus' is written on a piece of cardboard on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle, at Cal Anderson Park.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Vonn Wright, also known as Fairy Vonn Mother, cheers as  Marshall Law Band plays a song from their new album, 12th and Pine, for the crowd on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at Westlake Park. The album was inspired by Seattle's ongoing protests for racial justice.
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Vonn Wright, also known as Fairy Vonn Mother, cheers as Marshall Law Band plays a song from their new album, 12th and Pine, for the crowd on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at Westlake Park. The album was inspired by Seattle's ongoing protests for racial justice.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Organizer TK speaks to the crowd gathered at Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
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Organizer TK speaks to the crowd gathered at Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Vonn Wright, also known as Fairy Vonn Mother, waves a Black Lives Matter flag on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at the intersection of East Pine Street and Broadway.
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Vonn Wright, also known as Fairy Vonn Mother, waves a Black Lives Matter flag on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle at the intersection of East Pine Street and Broadway.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
caption: Organizer Tati, center, leads a chant as a large crowd makes their way from Cal Anderson Park to Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
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Organizer Tati, center, leads a chant as a large crowd makes their way from Cal Anderson Park to Westlake Park on Monday, October 26, 2020, during the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer