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3,000+ People March for Peace on a Weeknight in Seattle

3,000 to 3,500 people participated in tonight's event in some fashion.
3,000 to 3,500 people participated in tonight's event in some fashion.

An overflow crowd of well over 1,000 people at First United Methodist Church in downtown Seattle were joined by more than 1,500 outside as well as hundreds more along the route up Madison and Broadway to St. Mark's Cathedral tonight.

A conservative count of the crowd passing Pine at Broadway came to approximately 2,800 people, which didn't include those who didn't march after the service, or those who were already waiting at St. Mark's

People in apartments along the route were very supportive, waving peace flags, and banners, and playing songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" from stereo speakers lifted up to their windows.

There will be a Poppies for Peace vigil in front of the federal building on First Ave between Madison and Marion streets Thursday and Friday from 9am-5pm. For more information see