Police Use Flash Bang Grenades to Disperse Charlottesville Solidarity Rally in Seattle

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 13, 2017
Published: August 13, 2017

Police used flash bangs and pepper spray to disperse a crowd of protesters in downtown Seattle on Sunday, August 13. The group had gathered to show solidarity for victims of the Charlottesville vehicle incident on August 12. The rally was reportedly organized by several groups, some associated with the antifa movement, and was scheduled to begin in Denny Park and end in Westlake Park, where the alt-right group Patriot Prayer had a rally scheduled. The flash bang grenades and pepper spray were used to keep the protest group from entering Westlake Park, according to a reporter at the rally. When police blocked the entrance, demonstrators reportedly sprayed them with glitter and silly string. Protesters were starting to disperse after 4 pm, and those still trying to get to Westlake Park were being blocked by police. Credit: Instagram/henrybordeaux via Storyful

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