On Sunday, the Seattle Police Department confirmed that twenty-one police officers were injured after the violent physical attack on the department’s East Precinct. Most of the officers sustained knee injuries after a bomb exploded. Moreover, two others suffered lacerations and abrasion injuries from neck burns and were subsequently treated by the Seattle Fire Department.
The group was able to successfully break into the city’s East Precinct. The rioters vandalized the building wit spray paints. They have also tried to disable the security camera and destroy a fenced perimeter around the precinct.
After the protesters got into the police department, they planted an explosive device that bore an 8-inch hole in the side of the precinct. The rest of the crowd threw bottles and balloons that are filled with liquid and shot mortar fireworks against the law enforcement officers. In a statement, the Seattle Police Department announced, “Due to the ongoing public safety risks and damaged associated with this incident march, SPD declared the incident a riot and began issuing orders to leave the area”’ They continued. “The crowd threw bottles and balloons filled with liquid and shot mortar fireworks and tossed explosives at officers.”