Police took out a rally on Friday in riot gear, in which hundreds of protesters were removed from the truck. Several policemen were injured in the incident. Forty-five protesters have been arrested. Seattle protesters have been hit hard by federal agents who clamped down on anti-apartheid protesters in neighboring Portland. This is according to a report by the British news agency Reuters.
Protests against racism and police violence have been going on in various cities of the United States for almost two months. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump announced plans to send federal police and troops to major cities and states, including Chicago. In his view, the protesters are ‘terrorists’ and ‘marauders’! Trump also warned protesters of up to 10 years to engage in the trade of slaves and to break the statues of many other historians. He recently ordered federal forces to be sent to Portland to stop the protests. Democrats and civil liberties groups have criticized the deployment of central forces. They allege that excessive force is being used against the protesters under the umbrella of US President Donald Trump. Seattle is once again angered by repression in Portland.
On Saturday, police took out a rally, vandalizing the truck, in which hundreds of protesters were removed from the truck. Some of them set fire to the King County Juvenile Detention Facility construction area. Police took out a rally on Friday in riot gear, in which hundreds of protesters were removed from the truck. They claimed that these weapons were not fatal.
Seattle Police wrote in a Twitter post, Thirty-five people have been arrested at around 10 pm tonight in connection with today’s clashes at Twitter ashes East Festing. Twenty of our officers were injured by bricks, stones, mortars and other explosives thrown by the protesters. Most of them have returned to work with first aid. However, one person with a knee injury is admitted to the hospital.
The Trump administration on Thursday announced the deployment of a strategic police force in Seattle amid allegations of crackdown on protesters in Portland. The Mayor of Seattle and the Governor of Washington State warned that this could lead to a Portland-like situation. However, the Trump administration is adamant in its decision, ignoring those objections. Brian Moran, a lawyer in the Western District of Washington, said in a statement that central agents have been deployed to ensure the security of central installations and activities.