Seattle Protests, August 9, 2020 Stop Defunding Seattle Police, Political Demonstration, Counter Protest, Seattle City Hall, Super Gallery
The Studio 2.8 photography super gallery of photographs above presents selected photographs from photos produced by Studio 2.8 Photography on Sunday August 9, 2020 in Seattle at a political rally and demonstration entitled "Stop Defunding SPD". The August 9, 2020, political rally was organized by the Seattle Police Officers Guild, and other supporters of the Seattle Police Department who do not want the Seattle Police "defunded" by the Seattle City Council and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. This political rally, held on the Seattle City Hall courtyard along 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle, was attended about over 1,000, and possibly as many as 2,000, political demonstrators, a crowd so large that it overflowed onto the large Seattle City Hall grand exterior staircase. The speakers at this political rally included Seattle Police Officers Guild president Mike Solan, KIRO Radio host Jason Rantz, and University of Washington meteorologist Cliff mass.
The political demonstration held by the Seattle Police Officers Guild in Seattle on August 9, 2020 was also attended by a much smaller group of counter protesters. Many of the counter-protestors appear wearing disguising clothing in a style known as "Black bloc", to try to help them hide their identities.