Protesters Pepper Sprayed By Cops
… Silly String Starts It
8/13/2017 3:34 PM PDT
The pepper spray is already flying in Seattle as protesters have started to clash with police the day after chaos in Charlottesville … and it seems to have been initiated by silly string.
— Steve Patterson (@PattersonNBC) August 13, 2017
Two rallies got underway in Seattle Sunday — one which was pro-Trump (which also included alt-right members) called “The Freedom Rally” and another anti-Trump one called “Solidarity Against Hate” — which had remained relatively peaceful until moments ago … when one group of protesters shot silly string at cops.
You see the police react by pepper spraying the crowd — most of whom appear to be “Solidarity” protesters. You also see explosions going off in the midst of the clash … although it’s unclear who set them off.
RIGHT NOW: Tense scene in Seattle as police deploy flash bangs and pepper spray pic.twitter.com/497Gbs6g5f
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) August 13, 2017
There are reports of fireworks being used against police, and footage from the streets seems to confirm that account.
This latest melee comes a day after chaos and death in Charlottesville … where one woman was killed after a man allegedly plowed his car into a crowd.