In Seattle, almost 60 police officers were injured in the riots.
During the riots in Seattle, about 60 police officers were injured, 47 protesters were detained.
The police declared what was happening in the city a riot. The Agency posted photos of injured employees on its website, noting that protesters threw rocks and bottles at them. The guards also suffered from “explosive substances.” An investigation is underway.
The day before, police-reported that protesters set fire to 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.
Free News commented on the situation.
“Riots in American cities, especially on the West coast of the United States, will last for a long time for one simple reason: they are becoming more and more politicized. It is clear that in those States that are completely controlled by the Democrats, the Democratic Party and its leaders tend to maintain a very high degree of tension in American society. This is due to one thing: a standoff began between the Democrats and the Federal government, Trump, who said that he was ready to act on the principle of “law and order” and sent an additional contingent of security forces to these States. Therefore, the confrontation became symbolic. If the Federal center manages to restore order in these cities, then the concept of Trump can be supported by society, which today is carefully looking at whose will take. This situation may continue until the presidential elections.”