Police declared a riot at Seattle anti-racism protest and arrested at least 45 people
- At least 45 people were arrested at an anti-racism march on Saturday, Seattle Police said on Twitter.
- Police declared the march a riot after protesters set fire to a construction site and continued to a local precinct, where at least one person breached its fence line, and a device exploded.
- The crowd also threw bricks, rocks, mortars, and other explosives at officers, according to a police report.
- Twenty-one officers were left with mostly minor injuries following the incident.
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Police clashed with protesters Saturday in what was one of the largest Black Lives Matter protests Seattle has seen in weeks, Reuters reported. The march was also in support of ongoing anti-racism protests, including those in Portland, Oregon, which have seen violent clashes with authorities, according to the BBC.
Police used “less-lethal equipment including OC spray, blast balls, and 40 mm sponge rounds” in an attempt to disperse large crowds after some protesters set fire to a construction site …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]