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:

Comments (35)
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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.

Ace17
Ace17

Great Article Holly☺💙

Ace17
Ace17

Shouldn't ever be allowed to protest in the street! It should be an automatic arrestable offense! Endangering them selves and the public.

Ace17
Ace17

Just a bunch of crazy people.😠

Ace17
Ace17
MSK
MSK

Protesting the construction of a juvenile detention center. Oh hell, the judicial system in this country is way overrated. Let’s just eliminate it and let the animals run wild because that’s what protesters like this really want. “RTO”!!! (Run Them Over)

RunCop
RunCop

I wish it were me in the passenger seat....boom boom. Asshole!

Rving
Rving

Even more reason to build the jail...it will or should fill up fast...Judging by the photos, with more than brown and black people if you want to talk color...

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

“Police rerouted traffic”...WHY? Why didn’t they arrest these protesting asshats? The right to protest does NOT include blocking traffic, interfering with other peoples’ lives.

Datafacs
Datafacs

Seattle Deputy Chief in a news conference said that their 1st amendment rights trumped everyone elses rights and that it was posted (somewhere, who knows) that these protests were permitted. Then he said that they could only arrest them if they were violent or breaking laws. Isn't blocking an intersection breaking a law?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble
believer2003
believer2003

isn't the jail the place were the kids threatening to bomb our schools go???

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

arrest the protesters and make them lay bricks for it.

Bryce_00
Bryce_00

Here in North Carolina if a protest is happening in the road way you can drive through it and be safe from any criminal charges as long as you exercise due caution with that said you can’t just ram them doing 70 mph.

RDP
RDP

"It's disproportionately caging black and brown youth and we’re here to shut it down," one protester told KING. Maybe that's because black and brown youths disproportionately break the law?

Aaron57
Aaron57

Ironically, most of them don't realize that the king county juvenile detention facility turns away almost everyone the police bring there. I was assaulted (punched multiple times, causing minor injury) by a juvenile trying to steal liquor, and the jail still said they weren't going to book him. They only accept repeat, violent offenders.
It's gotten to the point that king county police agencies are having to essentially baby sit kids they've caught committing crimes until their parents get to the department. The perspective of most officers is that the juveniles jail staff are lazy.

marksnagel
marksnagel

The person that tweeted or whatever the heck it is that the protestors were voicing their opposition to the new jail. No they were not voicing their opposition. They were willfully impeding traffic. As soon as they did that, it became physical opposition.

kycopmom
kycopmom

Same thing happened to me several years ago. I slowly kept on going and ran over some guy's foot in the process. If they thought I was going to just sit there and wait for them to break through the window and drag me out they were nuts!

Mic911
Mic911

Reach inside my truck and you will get a fist in the face real quick, keep moving and they will eventually move.

prophetess anna
prophetess anna

i think the protesters should be fined and go to jail---

prophetess anna
prophetess anna

and be fined!!

coldheartedorb
coldheartedorb

Reach inside my truck and you will be looking down the barrel of a .44 magnum.

coldheartedorb
coldheartedorb

I think they need their ass whipped. Little whiners.

coldheartedorb
coldheartedorb

RDP you are CORRECT! All these little pansies don't have a clue. You can show them real numbers, give facts, evidence whatever. It will not change their jello brains.

BikesAndBlues
BikesAndBlues

This protest should have never been allowed to block city streets. In fact, thanks to protection afforded them by the nutcase Seattle City Council, they blocked downtown streets for the better part of 8 hours.

Marine1958
Marine1958

Step on the gas, keep your dumb ass on the side walk if you want to protest.

civilwar
civilwar

Can't stand protesters. Never stop! Reginald Denny did.

Steve1
Steve1

They are speed bumps push on!

Condor3631
Condor3631

Get in front of my car and u will get run over! Dumb ass protestors! Maybe if parents would teach their kids the proper way a juvenile detention center would not need to b built! Stop blaming everyone else for ur kids F* ups!!!!!