VIDEO: One 'Injured' After Car Drives Through Protesters Blocking Road

Protesters jumped in front of a moving vehicle in Seattle on Friday as they protested building a new juvenile jail.

Seattle, WA – Protesters jumped in front of a moving vehicle in downtown Seattle on Friday evening, in an attempt to keep the driver from passing by them (video below).

“You will let us through!” a female passenger in the vehicle declared.

According to KING, the No New Youth Jail Campaign protesters began gathering at an intersection outside of King County Executive Dow Constantine’s office at approximately 8 a.m., and demanded that the city cease construction of a new youth court and detention center complex.

"It's disproportionately caging black and brown youth and we’re here to shut it down," one protester told KING.

Organizers of the event said that King County had been illegally collecting property taxes in order to construct the youth offender complex.

Many of the demonstrators blocked traffic, and some sat down in the middle of the traffic lanes, preventing motorists from making their morning commutes.

Other protesters locked armed inside pipes to hinder officers’ attempts to remove them, the Seattle PI reported.

The video showed the vehicle as it began to move through an open area in the street, and protesters quickly moved into the driver’s path.

At least one activist appeared to make an attempt to push the car backwards, while another began screaming wildly.

The video showed a protester as he reached into the open front passenger window, and hung from the slowly moving vehicle.

“Those kids killed my daughter, so get away!” the clearly frustrated woman in the passenger seat told the cameraperson.

One person was injured during the incident, KING reported.

Police rerouted traffic, and the protesters ultimately disbanded at approximately 2 p.m., after the protest migrated to the area of the Westin hotel.

You can see the video of the incident below:

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Betts1221
Betts1221

Good for the driver. It should be against the law to block traffic at the sight of protests. But, being this is Washington state, the courts will rule in favor of the radical protesters.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Should be arrested immediately - shame on police and city officials. Drivers should be allowed to drive thru them as they are in danger from the protestors.

Jbkerner
Jbkerner

Can't disagree! I lived in nearby Bellevue for two years. The protesters are always given a pass, especially near UofW.

Jbkerner
Jbkerner

"It's disproportionately caging black and brown youth and we’re here to shut it down," Uh, it's not even built yet! STFU! In Seattle, "black and Brown youth" cause a disproportionate amount of crime! What's your point?

StandsWithPolice
StandsWithPolice

Shame only 1 was "injured". Should have mowed their sorry asses down. Get in front of a moving vehicle and it will be happy to send you to hell. I once drove down a wrong street when I 1st moved here and protesters got in front of my car and I had my 3.5 yr old in the car. The protesters started beating my hood and I ran them down. No one touches my car or acts like jungle monkeys when my child is in the car. They cried to the police and the officers told them you get what you deserve when you jump in front of a person who is driving. They were I later found out protesting a Planned Parenthood center not that I would give a damn because no reason is a good reason to get in someones way but here I was new and lost and they picked the wrong "right off the plane" New Yorker from the Bronx to mess with.