403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

June 12, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Black-clad protesters attack police car on Capitol Hill

Seattle police say that nearly 50 protesters, dressed in black and bandanas, attacked officers with lit road flares and eggs during a demonstration on Capitol Hill last night.

Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the group was protesting the detention of some political prisoners, it’s unclear who or where. Protesters chanted anti-police slogans and carried signs, including one that read “all cops are bastards,” Jamieson said.

Officers said the confrontation with protesters began around 10:10 p.m. when one squad car traveling on East Olive Way, toward Broadway, was surrounded. The protesters, many with bandanas covering their faces, threw road flares and eggs at the patrol car, police said.

“Rather than engage the hostile crowd by himself, the officer turned down an alley and called for additional officers,” police said in a news release.

Soon another lit flare was thrown at the initial officer; protesters also pushed newspaper boxes into the street, police said. When additional officers showed up, “the protesters all took off running in different directions,” the news release said.

No arrests were made.

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Capitol Hill, protesters, Seattle Police Department

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx