Hundreds of protesters enter Seattle City Hall along with councilmember Sawant

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SEATTLE -- Hundreds of protesters entered Seattle City Hall Tuesday night along with Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

People marched from Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood where Sawant held an event at Cal Anderson Park.

The protesters made their way into city hall and speakers were demanding change. They were heard calling for the resignation of Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Others held signs saying "Tax Amazon."

Protesters left city hall peacefully shortly after 10:00 p.m.

Earlier in the day, a Black Lives Matter group sued the Seattle Police Department to halt the violent tactics it has used to break up largely peaceful protests in recent days.

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County filed the emergency lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

Officers have used tear gas, pepper spray and other less-lethal weapons against crowds that have demonstrated against racism and police brutality. The city attorney's office said it is reviewing the complaint.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best have apologized to peaceful protesters who were subjected to chemical weapons.  They promised a ban on using one type of tear gas, but officers used it again.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.