Seattle police arrest 11 after property damaged during anti-police demonstration

Seattle cops made 11 arrests on Tuesday after property and businesses were damaged during an anti-police demonstration, authorities said. A group of 20 to 30 protesters gathered at Denny Park just after 3 p.m. for an anti-police rally, Seattle authorities said in a news release. As the group marched, police said some members began tagging businesses […]

Seattle police disperse Grand Hyatt protests sparked by fake press release

Protesters have been dispersed by police Tuesday evening after gathering at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle. The unrest was sparked by a press release that appeared to be from the hotel claiming to offer shelter for the homeless as dense smoke from nearby wildfires has led to hazardous air quality in the area. A spokesperson for Hyatt […]

Seattle, San Francisco opening shelters for homeless to get relief from unhealthy air amid wildfires

Wildfires burning up and down the West Coast have polluted the air, prompting some cities to form emergency shelters to shield homeless people. Seattle has been blanketed by smoke from the fires, leading to a high Air Quality Index rating of 197, an “unhealthy” rating by the Environmental Protection Agency. As a result, the city of […]

Man charged with arson in attempt to set police cars on fire during Seattle protest

A Washington state man was charged this week with attempting to set ablaze police cars during unrest in Seattle just days after George Floyd died in police custody. Thomas Kelly Jackson, 20, of Edmonds, Wash., was arrested Wednesday after investigators placed him in downtown Seattle May 30 through a review of videos and cell phone records. […]

Jason Rantz: Seattle closes park to worship, unless you pray you don't get caught with Molotov cocktail

The only public worship that seems to be acceptable in Seattle is praying that you “don’t get caught throwing a Molotov cocktail at a building,” local radio host Jason Rantz told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday. Over the weekend, city officials closed the 13-acre Gas Works Park hours before a scheduled worship rally “due to anticipated crowding that could […]

Molotov cocktails recovered outside Seattle police union building

The Seattle Police Department tweeted a photo of Molotov cocktails that were recovered Monday outside the city police union building. The photo showed at least three Corona beer bottles filled with a liquid and a bandana. KIRO 7 reported that several protesters were arrested outside the Seattle Police Officers Guild building. The report said that […]

Private security hired by Seattle parks leave on first night after harassment

Private security guards hired to keep people out of a city-owned park in Seattle during off hours, left during their first shift after they were verbally harassed. Cal Anderson Park has been closed since June 30 and was cleared Tuesday so the city could make repairs to a field house damaged in the protests. During a search of several tents, officers and […]