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Protest turns violent at UW campus in Seattle

A man was shot outside a University of Washington hall where Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was making an appearance.

Seattle police report that a man was removed from a crowd at a protest demonstration outside UW’s Kane Hall where Yiannopoulos was speaking. The man reportedly suffered a gunshot wound in the abdomen. The Seattle Fire Department reports that he suffered possible life-threatening injuries.

The University of Washington’s alert system sent out this post on Facebook following the shooting: “Possible shooting suspect description — Asian male, 50 year old, 5’7″ 190 lbs glasses no facial hair, a yellow Champion baseball cap, black leather jacket and possibly a maroon shirt.”

KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz reports that Yiannopoulso was informed that a person was shot outside his event and continued his speech anyway. The protests outside the event have continued despite the incident.

Protesters arrived on campus around 6 p.m. A couple hours later they threw rocks, fireworks and other items at police officers. At one point the man was shot. Police were able to lift that man out of the crowd and get him to medics. He was transported to a local hospital.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Schedule: Anti-Trump protests in Seattle

Jan. 20: On Inauguration Day, a Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration – Seattle!” protest is planned for downtown Seattle at Westlake Park from 5-8 p.m. It is organized by Sawant’s political party, the Socialist Alternative, as well as Socialist Students of Seattle. The Facebook event indicates that more than 11,000 people are interested in participating in the demonstration, with 3,900 people confirmed as attending, and another 9,300 people invited to the protest.

The event specifically cites opposition to building a wall on the Mexican border, stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline, ending rape culture, and supporting Black Lives Matter. The Facebook event page reads:

The Democratic Party has proven they are incapable of stopping Trump. It is time to build a new party for the 99% based on the united power of all exploited and oppressed people, on movements for social and economic justice, on the belief that we CAN do better than this corrupt and rotten system!

#ResistTrump !! #OccupyInauguration !!

Jan. 20: Beer Trumps Hate. Protesting Trump while having a beer. A fundraiser for the ACLU in resistance to the new president. 11:30-11:55 am at The Red Door in Fremont.

Jan. 20: Seattle student walk out at. Centered on Seattle Central College, inviting students to walk out of class at 12-noon in protest. About 250 people are expected to participate.

Jan. 20: Race for our Rights 5K. A running event in Magnuson Park from 6-8 p.m., set up to raise funds for Planned Parenthood in light of Trump’s election.

Jan. 20: Protest Milo Yiannopoulos at University of Washington. People are planning to protest an appearance of this controversial conservative at UW. Doors at 7.

Jan. 20: Bed-In for Peace. Inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 bed-in protest from 8 a.m.-9:30am. Organized by KEXP.

Jan. 21: Another 5K fundraiser for Planned Parenthood in protest of Trump’s inauguration at 9:30 a.m. The run will start at the boathouse and go around Green Lake.

Jan. 21: The day after the inauguration, the “Women’s March on Seattle” is planned between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in downtown Seattle. A route for the march has yet to be released, but the Facebook event page states it starts at Judkins Park at 11 a.m. and ends at the Seattle Center. The women’s march is organized be four private citizens. As of Tuesday morning, the event has 30,000 people signed on for the Seattle march, with 41,000 more people interested in attending.

The event announcement reads:

In solidarity with the march taking place in Washington, DC, we will march in Seattle. ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming, and feminist people (including men and boys) are invited to march. We are showing our support for the community members who have been marginalized by the recent election.

The Seattle women’s march is meant to coincide with the larger, national march on Washington D.C. that same day.

Jan. 22: Pantsuit 5K run/walk in protest of Trump’s inauguration from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Also benefiting Planned Parenthood, and also around Green Lake.

MyNorthwest included events in this post that will likely take over public or common space. There are additional events, some that require tickets that can be found here


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