Summer Taylor, one of two demonstrators who was struck by a car while protesting in Seattle, has died. The second protester, Diaz Love, remains in serious condition, according to a statement posted online on July. 5, 2020.
Dawit Kelete: The two victims: Summer Taylor, 24, died Saturday night. Diaz Love, 32, was critically injured. The driver fled the scene after hitting the protesters. He is now in police custody, @AP reports.
Racial justice 2020:
Arresting a 27-year old black man, Dawit Kelete, for accidentally driving into a white woman, Summer Taylor, that was blocking a highway in the middle of the night.pic.twitter.com/wJxTtfp5hM
— The Moderate Man (@TheModerateMan) July 5, 2020
Summer Taylor, a non binary Black Lives Matter activist who was hit by a car while protesting on the I-5 freeway in Seattle, has died. Dawit Kelete, who is black, is accused of being the driver & was arrested. pic.twitter.com/Lr6Jp3BkzO
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 5, 2020
In video of murder, suspect Dawit Kelete comes flying down highway. No cops can be seen in pursuit. Barrier is easy for him to get around. There has been an epidemic of car attacks on protesters. More than 50 by one count in little over a month. pic.twitter.com/C6jyIqAEE1
— Arun Gupta Flatten the Ruling Class (@arunindy) July 5, 2020
— Arch (@Arch48152667) July 6, 2020
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
How misleading of NPR. They say the 27 year old driver was arrested but won’t say his name, Dawit Kelete. Probably because that’s not a typical white persons name. They really want to hide the fact that he’s black. They have an agenda. pic.twitter.com/mhLqry14Pa
— Pool Shootin Son of a Gun (@fiddy_five) July 6, 2020