During the riots in Seattle, about 60 police officers were injured, and 47 protesters were detained.
Earlier it was reported about 21 injured security officers and 45 detainees. The police declared what was happening in the city a riot.
“Injuries vary — from abrasions and bruises to burns and meniscus rupture. Police officers detained 47 people by the end of the protest for assaults, unwillingness to disperse and obstructing police actions,” the police department said in a statement.
On its website, the Agency posted photos of injured employees and noted that protesters threw stones, bottles, and wooden objects at them. Police also suffered from “explosive substances.” An investigation is underway.
The day before, police-reported that protesters set fire to a trailer and other structures on the territory of a juvenile detention center under construction, and also attempted to blow up the walls of the police station.
Many cities in the United States have been holding protests for more than a month, often turning into riots that began after the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis. American President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of state and municipal authorities, which, in his opinion, do not take the necessary measures to restore order. In this regard, in some cases, an additional contingent of security forces was introduced to the cities, which caused criticism from local authorities, who mainly represent the Democratic — competitive Trump — party.