For weeks, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Seattle, sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer held his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while detaining him.
These demonstrations continue to raise important issues around police violence and a range of racial injustices. And many voices within the hospitality industry have not been silent, showing solidarity with protesters, including Black Lives Matter Seattle King County. Up on Capitol Hill, where an entire protest area near Cal Anderson Park and the East Precinct has received national attention, several restaurants are feeding those demonstrating.
The following reports track the impact protests have had on the food scene in general, as restaurants in the city begin reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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