More than 100 demonstrators marched on Lynnwood City Hall Tuesday evening, calling for racial justice and education reform. The protestors lay on the road for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the time it took George Floyd to die at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Their beef wasn’t with Lynnwood leaders. In fact, one of the speakers asked to address the gathering was Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith.
Rallies for social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement have been common in Snohomish County and across the country since Floyd was killed in late May. Tuesday’s rally included speeches, song and poetry. Organizers, including Kamiak High School graduate Josh Binda, promoted the event as a chance to “learn what we can do to continue the fight against racial injustice.”