The five Occupy Seattle protesters arrested in Wednesday’s skirmish with police that erupted as pushing and shoving led to the use of SPD pepper spray on the crowd were released from jail Wednesday night, according to King County Jail records.
The five, two women and three men, could face charges of trespassing.
We’re told that three of the arrested who face the more serious “criminal trespass” charge will be appearing in court today. UPDATE: Seattle City Attorney’s office says three appearances in court today will not be any of the five arrested in conjunction with the Broadway Chase protest.
Wednesday night, protests — and skirmishes and arrests — continued downtown as Occupy Seattle surrounded the Sheraton where Chase CEO Jamie Dimon appeared at a University of Washington event.
Meanwhile, we have found a new video of the clash on Broadway that was posted to Facebook Wednesday night. It provides a complete view of the minutes that lead to the increased violence and illustrates both the brutality — check out the pepper spray jet at 3:06 — and the restraint on display from all sides as the incident played out Wednesday afternoon.