Police Attack Seattle Protesters Defending Cal Anderson Park From Sweep

Dozens of demonstrators in black bloc gathered at Cal Anderson Park to defend it from a planned sweep by Seattle police, who appeared intent on clearing the area of the unhoused. Police then broke into the barrier, carrying rifles, and caused a small skirmish, arresting 1. Protesters then began to assist some unhoused people in carrying their belongings out of the mayhem as bike cops lined the road.

Police then exploded with violence, bullrushing protesters, making arrests, and firing rubber bullets. The belongings taken by police were then put in a dump truck, and disposed of, leaving many already-impoverished unhoused people in an even worse place. 21 arrests were made in total.

Credits to Casey Martin.

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