Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 6, 2020
For those believing the violent, radical left will go gently into the final weeks of the election, Seattle proved them wrong again.
A group of protesters marched from Cal Anderson Park shortly after 9 p.m., and a few members of the group began damaging property along the way, police said in a news release.
The group shattered windows of a Starbucks Coffee shop and threw an explosive inside, according to police.
Photos showed graffiti spray-painted on buildings reading “Kill cops” and “Save a life, Hang a cop.”
Police declared an unlawful assembly and ordered the crowd to disperse. As officers began moving the crowd out of the area, police said an explosive was thrown at officers.
A total of 16 protesters were arrested for property destruction, assault, failure to disperse and rendering criminal assistance, police said.
While some pundits insist the surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks — including the hospitalization of President Trump — has made this the COVID-19 election, polling shows voters are still very much concerned about law and order — or the lack thereof. Liberal-led cities nationwide that have been the center of lawlessness and disorder aren’t helping their November national prospects.