Multiple Seattle police vehicles set on fire, destroyed amid protests

SEATTLE -- Multiple Seattle police vehicles were set on fire and destroyed as thousands of demonstrators descended upon the downtown area.

Q13 News reporters witnessed the police cruisers burn around 4:00 p.m. Saturday near Westlake Center.


The Seattle Fire Department said firefighters would enter the area to put out the fires when it was safe.

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Thousands of people gathered in downtown Seattle to protest the killing of George Floyd and a largely peaceful gathering turned rowdier Saturday afternoon.

Police deployed flash bangs and pepper sprayed some demonstrators who got close to police lines. Police on bicycles pushed back several protesters.

A police spokeswoman, Sgt. Lauren Truscott, said some people were arrested though she didn’t have an exact figure.