Mini bonfire of Trump toilet paper at 11th and Pike as Capitol Hill marks the inauguration of Joe Biden and the end of the Trump presidency. pic.twitter.com/nOBJiEn9eh
— matt (@mmitgang) January 20, 2021
While Seattle joined the nation in a subdued but joyous celebration of Inauguration Day, a few people on our Capitol Hill exorcised some Trumpian demons with a small ceremonial bonfire at 11th and Pike.
Neighborhood retailer Retrofit Home cleared out its supply of Donald Trump gag gifts including rolls of toilet paper printed with the face of disgraced 45th President for a firepit-controlled bonfire in front of the Pike/Pine store.
While Pike/Pine passersby had some fun with the Retrofit setup, a more serious demonstration brought protesters into downtown Seattle later Wednesday night as groups burned a flag and broke glass in a protest targeting federal facilities and a handful of chain businesses including Amazon and Starbucks. There were three reported arrests.
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