Seattle police claim protesters tried to catch them in a precinct. Other demonstrators set fire to Monday evening in an attempted murder.
Surveillance footage of the incident appears to show protesters piling plywood against the East Precinct door while the fire is set nearby.
Cops posted pictures of the door that they said was covered in quick-drying cement to keep it closed, and its electronic keyboard was destroyed, forcing officers to knock their way out of the building.
One person was arrested Monday night in connection with the arson attempt.
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The Seattle Police Department released this picture of the East Precinct door that protesters tried to cement Monday night when they set the building on fire
Surveillance images show the protesters lighting the fire and blocking the entrance
"This is not a protest, this is not a demonstration that is a targeted attack against the police," said Sgt. Randy Huserik of the Seattle Police Department told KOMO News.
& # 39; Last night was clearly a coordinated attack against three Seattle Police facilities.
"They mistook the Quikrete and then tried to block the exits," he added, claiming other protesters tried to block the cameras with umbrellas.
"I don't think there have to be a lot of jumps, which was your intention last night."
A spokesman told the station that the attack was "attempted murder".
City police claim the Seattle Police Officers Guild was also attacked with three incendiary devices on Monday evening. One of the devices set fire to the building's steps, they said.
& # 39; What's next? Will there be a loss of life? & # 39; said SPOG President Mike Solan. "I mean that would be tragic and that's why these people have to be stopped immediately."
Solan told KIRO 7 that it was "outright domestic terrorism," adding, "I think this shows you that these people intend to kill cops.
"We are being held hostage by a group of 100 to 150 people who want to destroy this city and injure police officers."
He alleged that the Guild's own surveillance footage caught two people who "spent several hours exploring our location" showing one of the firebombs being thrown on the stairs.
The fire can be seen here between the fence as protesters at the front block the door
Protesters are seen adding more fuel to the fire outside the precinct on Monday evening
A protester can be seen here on the left bringing wood to block the door so that police can be trapped
After a march between Cal Anderson and downtown, protesters returned to Capitol Hill and set off fireworks and a small campfire in the eastern district. The police responded in force. Retreating protesters lit a few small fires along Pike. #seattleprotests pic.twitter.com/xVfW1QPNuq
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Police officers have convicted city officials and blown up their failure to protect the police from the protests.
"So it is up to our elected officials to put an end to this immediately," he said.
“How can city guides be so stupid? It can't just be the officers. This is an absolute overthrow attempt by some of our government institutions and the police are in the way. You or the officers will be injured or killed so that they can set this agenda.
"They are not going to bully us into submission," he added. "You are not going to get this community to submit."
"The way the officials were treated here, the things that were said, the things that happened were worse than the WTO," added Sgt. Huserik compares the recent protests with the protests of the World Trade Organization Seattle in 1999.
"And I never thought I'd say that."
The Seattle Police Department released this picture of the aftermath of the fire in the East Precinct
Graffiti was sprayed on the exterior walls of the Seattle Police West Precinct Monday
Protesters damaged the underground parking lot of the Seattle Police East Precinct
A Seattle Police Department press release said an officer was injured during Monday night's protest.
The violent scenes began in direct response to the Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday and added to the weeks of riot caused by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Seattle police said around 250 people gathered to protest Blake's shooting on Monday. They marched from the East Precinct on Capitol Hill, then to the West Precinct downtown and back to the East Precinct.
A department press release alleged the crowd smashed parking meters, painted graffiti, damaged an Amazon Go store, and broke the windows of several Starbucks locations on Capitol Hill while marching.
Starbucks has made donations to the Seattle Police Foundation.
In the West Precinct the crowd was spraying messages like "Burn Me".
According to the Seattle Times, no police presence was visible during the entire march.
As the crowd returned to the East Precinct, protesters began to throw fireworks at the building and started a fire behind a chain link fence that encircled the district, police officers said.
The group was then instructed to disperse.
Another fire was started on Pike Street before the group left the area.
Blake, 29, a father of six, was hit at close range in a hail of bullets on Sunday by police officers who followed him with guns drawn as he walked by officers to his car and opened a door to the vehicle.
Police in riot gear clear a park during clashes with protesters outside the Kenosha County courthouse late Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
A man stood in front of police officers as they prepared to clash with protesters Tuesday night after Jacob Blake was shot dead in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Three of his young sons in the car – three, five, and eight years old – saw their father shot, according to civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the Blake family.
One viewer captured the encounter on video that immediately went viral and sparked outrage over the latest in a long line of cases where police were accused of indiscriminately fatal violence against black Americans.
Blake, who was trying to resolve an argument between two women, was hit by multiple shots fired at him by an officer.
Crump also revealed that Blake had surgery for his injuries, adding that the bullets severed his spinal cord and shattered his vertebrae. Another lawyer said there was also severe organ damage.
"It will be a miracle that Jacob Blake Jr. can ever walk again," said Crump.
Blake remains in the hospital after being shot and killed by the white kenosha officer on several occasions Sunday, sparking a wave of protests across the county.
Two people were killed and another injured in Kenosha on Tuesday evening when protesters clashed with militia groups.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested Wednesday in his hometown of Antioch, Illinois and charged with first degree willful murder after the deaths of the two protesters.
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