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Black Lives Matter protesters rally at Westlake Park, then march

KOMO photo.

SEATTLE -- Several hundred protesters gathered at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle Saturday evening.

The demonstration started a bit after 6 p.m.

Just before 7 p.m., the group began marching on Pine Street. The marchers then headed to Broadway and Capitol Hill. The event was peaceful. Police have not reported arrests or injuries.

The Black Lives Matter protest came after the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va. A day after that violence, a few protesters confronted Seattle police, who responded with blast balls and pepper spray.


A KOMO News photographer says several hundred people are in attendance.

Organizers say the rally is family-friendly and non-violent, according to the group's Facebook page.

More than 2,700 people said they planned to participate in the march on the group's page. Over 14,000 said they were interested in the event.

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