- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - More than 100 Seattle city employees staged a half-hour walkout on Tuesday, gathering at City Hall to show their support for police reform.

The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/8ZT3Kc ) the workers held signs spelling out “Black Lives Matter,” a slogan used in recent protests over police killings of unarmed black men.

Preston Hampton, president of the City Light Black Employees Association, was one organizer of the demonstration.

Several City Council members were present for at least part of the protest.

Employees say they were told they could participate in the walkout on their personal time.

Speakers read from a statement titled, “We Stand For Police Accountability.”

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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