March Against Hate set for Saturday at Everest Park

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:21pm
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Community activists and members are scheduled to gather to march for justice and peace at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday at Everest Park in Kirkland.

In the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, Fuse Washington and other local groups organized the event to give the community an opportunity to come together and heal by speaking out against hate, according to a press release.

“Hate has no home in Washington. Originally, this was a counter-protest, but now the March Against Hate has evolved into a march of solidarity against violence, sexism, and racism,” Morgan Steele, senior political organizer for Fuse Washington, said in the release. “We are looking forward to peacefully gathering in the name of equality and unity.”

An expected crowd of more than 100 community members will gather at Everest Park the release states. Speakers will discuss the importance of standing up for diversity, equality for all and how to work together to undo racism and sexism in Washington.

Everest Park is located at 500 8th St. S. in Kirkland. For more information, visit

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