SEATTLE -- Protesters against the fatal police shooting of a FirstNations woodcarver are using Facebook to organize more demonstrations.
Several groups and invitations have been created since Wednesday night, when nearly 300 people marched from Westlake Center to where John T. Williams was shot and killed by former Seattle Police officer Ian Birk last August.
Birkresigned Wednesday, hours after King County Prosecutor Dan Satterbergannounced no criminal charges would be filed againsthim for the shooting.
One Facebook event, named Another rallyat Westlake--Birk'sresignation changes nothing calls for protesters to meet Friday from 6-9 p.m. So far, 50 people say they are planning to attend.
One night of amazing protest is not enough, reads the event description. The only way things will ever change is if we change it, and that will take more and more people in the streets.
Another protest is planned for Saturday at Indian Park by Pike Place Market from 1-5 p.m. The Ndns for Justice organizing committee plans to hold a peaceful rally for justice and carve-in, welcome for anyone to attend. Williams' older brother, Rick, will lead the carve-in along with other experienced carvers.
Other protesters planned to meet for another rally at Westlake Center at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday's protesters were mostly peaceful, aside from a few minor scuffles. Several people shouted at Seattle Police officers dressed in riot gear. Others sat in the street, but no one was arrested.