How Seattle Restaurants Are Responding to Recent Protests

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How Seattle Restaurants Are Responding to Recent Protests

Thousands of protesters have been taking to the streets of Seattle for weeks after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while he was holding him.

These demonstrations continue to raise important issues related to police violence and a range of racial injustices. And many voices in the hospitality industry have remained silent and shown solidarity with protesters, including Black Lives Matter Seattle King County. Up on Capitol Hill, where an entire protest area near Cal Anderson Park and the East Precinct has received national attention, several restaurants feed the protesters.

The following reports show the impact of protests on the food scene in general as restaurants reopen in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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