Seattle, WA - What started out as a peaceful protest in Seattle has devolved into rioting as explosives and bricks are being thrown at police and at least one person was shot.
At the University of Washington's Red Square, our police sources tell us that police are under assault by thrown bricks and explosives. At some point shots were fired and a rioter was hit. It is not known at this time what the source of the gunshot was.
I was shooting this picture when another flag came out, there was commotion and a boom. #ANTITRUMPMVMT pic.twitter.com/umYvD2itS4 — Matt Mrozinski (@MattMrozinski) January 21, 2017
Police working on a gunshot victim in Red Square. Hit in the stomach. We heard a muffled bang and commotion. #ANTITRUMPMVMT @KING5Seattle pic.twitter.com/VH8QYhnbTg — Matt Mrozinski (@MattMrozinski) January 21, 2017
For some reason people are still protesting post shooting. #ANTITRUMPMVMT @KING5Seattle pic.twitter.com/itMOEQFGSt — Matt Mrozinski (@MattMrozinski) January 21, 2017
Officers working to remove one person with suspected gunshot wound to abdomen from crowd at UW campus demonstration. Developing.— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 21, 2017
Crowd throwing bricks, other items, at officers @ UW campus demonstration.— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 21, 2017
You can see that the remaining people are dressed like anarchists, and they remained after the shooting to continue to antagonize the police.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Seattle PD and University of Washington PD.
This is a developing story and we will keep you updated.