MONDAY UPDATE 9:35 PM: A peaceful fourth night of protest in Seattle gave way to a violent clash just after 9 PM as thousands of protesters trickled off Capitol Hill and remaining demonstrators tangled with a wall of police outside the East Precinct headquarters at 12th and Pine. Updates from the protest and clashes are below.
TUESDAY UPDATE: MAYOR MEETS WITH ORGANIZERS — 6/2/2020: Two large crowds of protesters have gathered with one group marching up Capitol Hill while another larger demonstration has settled in around the city’s Emergency Operations Center on 5th Ave just south of Yesler where organizers are meeting with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
Original Report: Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Seattle will again be under curfew Monday as protesters are expected to gather in Westlake for a fourth night of protests against police after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The 6 PM to 5 AM citywide restrictions call for people to stay inside unless they need to work or “are experiencing homelessness,” a City of Seattle FAQ on the civil emergency reads. There have also been restrictions on carrying weapons or items that might be used as weapons.
Monday’s curfew has been pushed back an hour later than Saturday and Sunday night’s restrictions.
Monday afternoon, Durkan and city officials said they were preparing for another night of demonstrations centered around the downtown core. Continue reading