Seattle police officials released body camera footage that shows portions of the rioting on Saturday that left dozens of officers injured.
The footage shows an explosive device hurled into a group of officers, who backed off as it exploded. Forty-seven people were arrested after a mob disabled cameras at a construction site before setting it on fire and hurling rocks and bottles at officers. The crowd also threw an explosive at the East Precinct building, causing structural damage. Photographs showed an 8-inch hole blown through a wall from the explosive.
One demonstrator accused the police, by throwing a device at a group of demonstrators as they were leaving the scene, of using unnecessary force.
A day before the riots started, a federal judge halted a new City Council ordinance, allowing police to carry pepper spray and blast balls into the violence. The ordinance would have prevented every department from owning, purchasing, renting, storing, or using “crowd control weapons.”
Source: By The Epoch Times