4 Arrested After Antifa Attacks Seattle Businesses on NYE

Antifa protesters in Seattle march in the street, burn a flag, and vandalize businesses. (Twitter Video Screenshot/Jonathan Choe KOMO)
Twitter Video Screenshot/Jonathan Choe KOMO

Seattle police officers report the arrests of four people following an Antifa New Year’s Eve attack on local businesses near Cal Anderson Park. The attackers vandalized business and fired fireworks at a youth services center.

The Seattle Police Department tweeted a report that four people were arrested following a New Year’s Eve demonstration in the city’s East Precinct that left multiple businesses vandalized.

Officials said one group began a protest in Cal Anderson Park at about 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The park was the scene of a recent sweep by city officials to clean up a homeless encampment.

Police officers arrested one of the protesters after he allegedly vandalized a business. The man reportedly had fireworks and a glass beverage bottle filled with gasoline in his possession at the time of his arrest. Another man threw frozen eggs at police, officials stated.

A little more than two hours later, workers at the King County Youth Services Center reported demonstrators attempted to force their way into the facility. As officers arrived, the group attempted to flee. Officers arrested some of the group for obstruction, the report continues.

Additional arrests following an attack on the East Precinct. In addition to smashing the windows of one business, the vandals burned a flag and blocked an intersection. Police declared an unlawful assembly.

KOMO journalist Jonathan Choe tweeted that local businesses are fed up with the “black bloc marchers wrecking the city.” One cafe owner said their businesses are being targeted “just for trying to improve the neighborhood.

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