Seattle is being set ablaze by the left.
— AJ Janavel (@ajjanavelnews) May 30, 2020
Multiple Seattle PD vehicles now burning on Pine St. – please avoid the area. Firefighters will respond in when safe.
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) May 30, 2020
Seattle under mandatory curfew amid violent protests after George Floyd rally
By Kings5.com, May 30, 2020
Seattle is under mandatory curfew orders amid violent downtown protests that started as a peaceful rally over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Crowds are ordered to evacuate the downtown corridor immediately.
Several Seattle police and city transit vehicles were set on fire, along with the property damage and looting of dozens of downtown businesses.
Gov. Jay Inslee has activated up to 200 members of the Washington National Guard to help the city of Seattle. Guard personnel will be unarmed and work under the direction of Seattle city leadership.
Inslee’s Chief of Staff David Postman says this is the first time the National Guard has been called into Seattle since the WTO Riots in 1999.
Washington State Ferries has closed Colman Dock until further notice amid the curfew orders.
Both directions of I-5 through downtown Seattle remain closed.
Emergency alerts were sent to cell phones across the region from the city’s Office of Emergency Management.
Seattle police say people in the crowd threw fireworks towards people attending the rally and injured citizens and officers. Police said there have been multiple arrests.
Seattle’s curfew is in effect until 5 a.m. Sunday.
Mayor Durkan spoke about the violence and her curfew orders shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. “The escalated incidents of destruction and violence do not honor Mr. Floyd.”
Durkan emphasized that George Floyd’s family has condemned the destructive protests that have been happening across the country this week. The violent demonstrations “cannot and will not be allowed to continue,” Durkan said.
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