Protesters, counter-protesters clash in downtown Seattle

Seattle police have arrested three as well as confiscated weapons as opposing categories of protesters converged downtown on Weekend.

As hundreds gathered in the area, law enforcement ordered the protesters and counter-protesters in the area to disperse. Officers utilized pepper spray and “blast tennis balls, ” similar to flash-bang grenades, in order to keep the two groups away from one another,   The particular Seattle Times   documented.  

Seattle police said they arrested a 40-year-old man for blockage, and a 37-year-old man, as well as a 25-year-old man, for assault.

One rally has been organized by pro-Trump group Patriot Prayer. The counter-protest was prepared by Solidarity Against Hate. Each events were planned prior to Saturdays deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virtual assistant.

The barricade separated the two groups within downtown Seattle, where law enforcement was by dressed in riot gear. It could unclear exactly how many arrests they will made.


People carrying signs opposing the particular KKK and showing support to get Charlottesville marched to downtown Seattle where the Patriot Prayers rally had been stationed, rallying in support of free presentation and freedom.

The pro-Trump group provides held similar events throughout the Western, often drawing counter-protesters.

Interim, in Denver, several hundred demonstrators gathered beneath a statue from the Rev. Martin Luther King Junior. in City Park and marched about two miles to the condition Capitol. In Fort Collins, Co, marchers chanted “Everyone is pleasant here. No hate, no dread. ” One demonstrator’s sign stated, “Make racists ashamed again. inch

Some other protests were planned later within the day in other places, including candlelight vigils in Winter Haven, Lakewood ranch, and near the New Hampshire Statehouse. Other demonstrations centered on confederate figurines on the state Capitol grounds within West Virginia and in Tampa, Sarasota; officials in Tampa have identified to relocate theirs.

Charlottesville descended in to violence Saturday after neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members as well as other white nationalists gathered to “take America back” and oppose programs to remove a Confederate statue within the Virginia college town, and numerous other people came to protest the move. The groups clashed in road brawls, with hundreds of people tossing punches, hurling water bottles plus beating each other with sticks plus shields.

Eventually, a car rammed into a relaxing crowd of anti-white-nationalist protesters, eliminating a woman. A state police helicopter overseeing the events crashed into the forest, killing two troopers. In all, lots of people were injured. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The Related Press contributed to this report.