10 apprehended after protest crumbles into damage, fires in Seattle – MyNorthwest.com

27September 2020

Seattle Fire snuffs out a fire in downtown Seattle Saturday night.(Seattle Police )Individuals smashed windows and set fires in Seattle’s Capitol Hill community and downtown during protests on Saturday evening. The SPD detained 10 people for failure to disperse, assault, and property damage.

A group left Cal Anderson Part prior to 5 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department, and started marching in the streets. They strolled through the city while some members of the group harmed home, consisting of spray painting structures and smashing windows.

The group then returned to Capitol Hill and began lighting fires in dumpsters near 11th Opportunity and East Olive Street, next to Cal Anderson Park. Cops released a dispersal order to the crowd.

Some people threw bottles and rocks at officers, according to the SPD Blotter. The cops then utilized blast balls to move the crowd a “safe distance away.”

Seattle Fire was able to snuff out all fires at the scene.

The SPD tweeted updates through the night of the demonstrations, asking others to avoid the locations due to public safety concerns. The police also tweeted out images of graffiti and damaged windows at the Columbia Center from earlier in the evening.Source: mynorthwest.com

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