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FESTIVAL OF RESISTANCE Thousands march on May Day while churches promise sanctuary for immigrants and City Council Trump-proofs Seattle

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Thousands of people marched from Judkins Park to Seattle Center on May 1, while church leaders met at St. Mark’s Cathedral to relaunch the Sanctuary Movement. And at City Hall, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to pass a city income tax by July 10. Union workers and immigrants joined in a long march – larger than in recent years – through central Seattle. Along the way, marchers paused at some sites to support ongoing struggles. At 12th and Alder, for example, the march stopped to offer solidarity to a ‘pop-up block party’ protesting plans for a new youth detention center. The column then proceeded to Seattle University, where the school administration is stalling a union contract for adjunct professors. Downtown, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and UNITE HERE (hotel and restaurant employees) lined the march route next to the new Amazon Doppler b

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