At least 2000 Seattle teachers sported Black Lives Matter shirts at schools across the city on October 19, TeleSUR English said. The action was part of several rallies under the banner of “Black Lives Matter at School” to push for racial justice in education in the United States.
The protests were organised by Social Equality Educators, a group of educators within the Seattle teachers union.
Teacher Diana Romero told The Seattle Times she decided to wear a shirt “to support our Black brothers and sisters in support for justice”. She added that as a Latina, she had witnessed unfair treatment and abuse against members of her community by the police.