On yet another night of protests turning into violent, fiery mayhem, the city of Seattle, Washington began to resemble a war zone as the downtown area, including a Nordstrom and other nearby buildings, began to burn.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 31, 2020
Numerous reports videos from onlookers posting on Twitter show an armed, white man in the crowd with what appeared to be an AR-15 who was handily disarmed by an officer who stepped forward to take control.
— Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) May 30, 2020
— Naveed Jamali (@NaveedAJamali) May 30, 2020
Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a 5:00 PM PST curfew throughout the city, but armed protesters began to take over the peaceful demonstrations that had been held throughout the day as the sun began to go down. Police in riot gear and plainclothes have worked to contain the damage.
Multiple cars on fire in Seattle pic.twitter.com/zQametUz9X
— US Riot Updates (@QuarantineTrac1) May 30, 2020
Scenes from this afternoon's protests in downtown Seattle, sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) May 30, 2020
Along with police, soldiers from the National Guard patrolled the streets of Seattle and attempted to take control. As businesses continued to sustain vandalism and smoke billowed in the sky, the city absorbed the fall out from the actions of police officers who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Breaking: A video shows smoke billowing from Seattle as riots continue in the area. Multiple police cars and a Nordstrom have been set on fire. A curfew in the city started at 5 PM. pic.twitter.com/cGpo4P6ErZ
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) May 31, 2020
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