Three police officers injured at Seattle riot (PHOTOS)

Aug 17 2020, 6:31 pm

Three officers were injured and 18 people were arrested when a riot broke out in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood Sunday night.

The riot took place during an anti-police union demonstration, which began in the International District around 7 pm.

According to the Seattle Police Department, there were approximately 100 individuals accompanied by vehicles at the event.

The demonstration remained peaceful and was only declared a riot at 10 pm when the group moved toward the Seattle Police Officer Guild building in the 2900 block of 4th Avenue South where someone in the crowd set off a large explosive and attempted to break a police vehicle window.

After the incident commander issued an order to disperse, individuals in the crowd began throwing rocks, bottles, and explosives that struck several officers as they moved the crowd northbound on 4th Avenue South.

At least three officers were injured, with one taken to the hospital. A total of 18 individuals were arrested and booked into the King County Jail.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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Injury to an officer’s eye / Seattle Police Department

A burn on an officer’s neck / Seattle Police Department

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