Studio 2.8, Seattle Protests, Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, May 30, 2020, Head Of March With Not This Time Banners
This Studio 2.8 photography photograph was produced on the afternoon of Saturday May 30, 2020, in the pouring rain, at the huge racial justice political demonstration held in downtown Seattle, Washington on that day. This Studio 2.8 photography photo presents the head of the peaceful march as the peaceful marchers marched south along 5th Avenue in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. At the head of the march, in this photograph marchers can be seeing carrying two large professionally printed banners. The two large banners each contain the phrase "Not This Time!" on them. The phrase "Not This Time!" is the name of a racial civil rights organization which has a website at the web address notthistime.global. The notthistime.global websites state that the group's mission is, "To educate the community, empower them to change policy and stand with the families impacted by police violence". The notthistime.global website also includes a values statement which states that, "We value dialogue because we bring community and decision-makers to the table. We engage the community and value their truth. We believe in fairness and justice."
It seems essential to note that huge political march through the streets of northern downtown Seattle and through Seattle's Belltown neighborhood shown in this Studio 2.8 Photography photo was not only entirely peaceful, but that there were very few Seattle Police officers anywhere around. Apparently the Seattle Police were busy many blocks away dealing with problems created by people who did not seem to have much if anything at all to do with the central concerns of the day's racial justice, racial civil rights, marching, speeches at various locations, and 1st Amendment constitutionally protected public political demonstrations. The thousands of closely packed marchers who took part in the peaceful events shown in this Studio 2.8 photograph seem concentrated and focused upon communicating their extremely important, urgent, political messages about racial civil rights in America, and about racial justice in America.