Protesters threaten Indigenous Seattle council member
July 29, 2020
Several tribal leaders in Washington state are denouncing “incredibly personal and targeted acts of violence” against Seattle’s lone Indigenous City Council member, Debora Juarez, who in recent weeks has received death threats and been harassed at home by mobs of protesters who support defunding police.
Juarez, Blackfeet, says she began receiving “really vile” messages July 10, after protesters shared her home address and contact information online.
“They put my personal cellphone number, my address and started putting pictures of my home and address on Twitter and Facebook, and then I started getting vicious calls,” Juarez said.