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More Seattle protest arrests as police move in on march in Central District after reported property damage

“What’s your name, comrade?” demonstrators shout as one of the marchers is taken into custody (Image via @R3volutionDaddy)

A protest bolstered by “a very large patio umbrella” and marchers from Portland joining Seattle demonstrators ended in a flurry of arrests Saturday night in the Central District.

Seattle Police and participants in the demonstration posting to social media reported multiple arrests around 10:30 PM after bike officers moved on the crowd as it moved through the area near 15th and Spring.

SPD said the demonstration began around 8 PM on Capitol Hill with marchers leaving Seattle Central and traveling through neighborhood streets. Police reported a small fire was set near 12th and Remington and rocks were thrown as “some demonstrators were also spray-painting parking signs and buildings as they went” using “a very large patio umbrella to obscure officers’ view of these acts of property damage.”

Social media posts from protesters from Oregon marching with the Seattle crowd documented the demonstration and arrests with some updates comparing the actions of SPD to the tactics deployed by officers of the Portland Police Bureau. Saturday night, protesters also clashed with federal officers outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in South Portland.

According to police, five people were arrested in the Seattle demonstration for “offenses including failure to disperse, pedestrian interference, obstruction and resisting arrest.” All five were booked into the King County Jail.

Seattle Police’s new Community Response Group also made several arrests after reported property damage during an anti-police demonstration Thursday night near Seattle University.


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Adam
Adam
1 month ago

I’m beginning to think that people are just really bored

B
B
1 month ago

If it’s a protest to raise awareness abs against police brutality, why would one need a big patio umbrella to obscure the view of vandalizing buildings and public properties?

Public properties are paid by tax payers money and the cost of repair will end up coming back to tax payers. Only people who do not live in the neighborhood or the city have no concern about properties in the city.

RWK
RWK
1 month ago
Reply to  B

Agree! I have noticed that there are many parking signs recently painted over completely…what’s the point in that?

There have also been many parking kiosks damaged and still dysfunctional….yet another thing that the taxpayers will be paying for. It seems counterproductive for the anarchist criminals to be calling for more City funds to be directed to the “community,” yet at the same time they are costing taxpayers alot of money.

CapHillTom
CapHillTom
1 month ago
Reply to  RWK

When capitol and corrupt power won’t respond to the needs of the people, some see the destruction of capitol the only way for their protests and cries for help to be heard.

I believe they get inspiration from such historically celebrated acts, such as the Boston Tea Party. Been a popular thing in these lands for white people to do for 401 years now.

RWK
RWK
1 month ago
Reply to  RWK

If you’re going to be a card-carrying member of the radical left, you’d better learn how to spell “capital.”

Carlos
Carlos
1 month ago

I think we need a picture of the patio umbrella.

WaningSeattleSupport
WaningSeattleSupport
1 month ago

Dear BLMers and Defunders like the ones in this article, STOP the rioting and vandalism. Return to street marches, occupations and disruptions. You’re losing supporters like every time you destroy stuff. You’re movement is becoming just a vandalism and street thuggery party every damn night. STOP!

Dustin
Dustin
1 month ago

These “peaceful protesters” screamed and shined strobe lights in my building that night. Scared the heck out of my 70 year old neighbor.

Sara
Sara
1 month ago

If crime is occurring in this neighborhood it’s labeled the Central District. If a racist realtor is selling a house in this neighborhood it’s labeled Capitol Hill.

CityOfVagrants
CityOfVagrants
1 month ago
Reply to  Sara

That’s because the realtor is lying. The definition of Capitol Hill is stretched quite a bit by them, even to include parts of Madison Valley that are perfectly nice.

DazednConfused
DazednConfused
1 month ago

Since when is throwing rocks non-violent? Why does Seattle allow residential neighborhoods to be a venue for protest? Does the peace and tranquility of its residents mean anything to the leaders of Seattle or do the only people who count are the protesters? Why is Seattle so dysfunctional? I just don’t understand how the voices of a few dictate the economic and political life of what was once a great city.

James in the CD
James in the CD
1 month ago
Reply to  DazednConfused

The pigs are the ones who get violent first. Don’t forget that.

James in the CD
James in the CD
1 month ago

When are the cops going to stop their aggression? Seriously.

Get lost.

RWK
RWK
1 month ago

They will stop as soon as far-left criminals stop destroying property. Do you expect them to just look the other way while you and your comrades have your temper tantrums?