UPDATE AT 10 P.M.: Most of the protesters have dispersed. A Seattle police captain said one person was arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer.
ORIGINAL POST: A group of protesters is marching in downtown Seattle Wednesday night, protesting another grand jury decision involving a white police officer and the death of a black man.
The group gathered first at Westlake Park before walking to Third Avenue and Pike Street, where they staged a “die-in” by dropping to the pavement.
The group of about four dozen is protesting a New York grand jury’s decision to not indict a white police officer in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
The Seattle protesters are chanting “Stop murdering black people.” They are also chanting “I can’t breathe,” which Eric Garner was heard to say July 17 when Officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold.
The protest has been loud, but peaceful, although traffic is being disrupted.
Nearby, a heavy contingent of Seattle police officers are maintaining a close watch on the protesters.
The city has seen several protests since Nov. 24, when a grand jury decided to not indict a former white officer in the death of a black unarmed man in Ferguson, Mo.
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