Looking back at a week of protests: Sights and sounds from a region that's had enough | KNKX

Looking back at a week of protests: Sights and sounds from a region that's had enough

Jun 5, 2020

It's been about a week since protests began in Western Washington over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis. The events of the past several days have brought up pain and anger, and a lot of reckoning.

Our reporters have heard chants, watched marches and listened to the voices of protesters, police and politicians. Listen back to some of what KNKX has gathered over the last week — the sounds of communities in our area that have had enough.

See a collection of photos below from demonstrations around the region. 

Seattle protesters march in the rain on the first day of widespread demonstrations in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Credit Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

A car fire burns as protesters flood the streets of Seattle on the first day of widespread demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd.
Credit Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

A Seattle protester holds up a sign that says "I can't breathe" — the last words caught on video before George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. The officer faces murder charges.
Credit Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

A person wears a mask that reads "Black Lives Matter," Monday, June 1, 2020, in Tacoma, Wash., during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.
Credit Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press

Demonstrators march toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.
Credit Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press

Protesters hold up their fists as they fill the intersection in front of Seattle City Hall on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Credit Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press

Volunteers crowd together as they clean graffiti off of windows Sunday, May 31, 2020, in downtown Seattle, following protests the night before over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis.
Credit Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press