The police in Seattle, Washington, said 14 people were arrested there when the May Day demonstrations saw protesters block traffic and clash with police.
Q13Fox reported that the group blocked traffic and put hazards– including flares– in the street. The group threw bottles, flares, rocks, paint-filled eggs at police officers, according to police. Those arrested faced charges ranging from assault to property destruction.
Police said at least one bystander was “pelted” by eggs on the street. One individual was arrested for allegedly throwing a rock through an open police car window. The driver was hit, the Q13Fox report said.
A video that was sent to Right Journalism by one of our fans who wished to stay anonymous shows a pretty efficient way to clear the intersections when BLM/Antifa rioters are in town.
The video was taken late in the night by a surveillance camera during the last riots in Seattle.
During the riots, the Police made additional arrests overnight as protest activities continued around the East Precinct. A video shows one person being taken into custody in an incident after a driver drove their vehicle through a group and protesters scattered on E Pine. Later in the night, police were reported making arrests in a clash with protesters above 12th Ave across from the precinct. At least six more people were booked into King County jail for investigation of assault, malicious mischief, obstruction, and property damage.
— Hanna (@HannaSinTwitta) May 2, 2021
The SPD seems to have done a good job of allowing the peaceful protestors, but closely monitoring the anarchists and arresting those who crossed the line. Now, hopefully, Pete Holmes will actually charge those arrested and prosecute them. He has not done so consistently in the past, and so has enabled the criminal behavior to continue.
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