Cal Anderson Park reopened Wednesday after nearly two dozen people were arrested during a homeless camp sweep last week and previous protests forced the park to close for several months.
Authorities say 10 people were arrested for various offenses after protesters confronted officers as they cleared Cal Anderson Park.
A federal judge Thursday declined to block Seattle officials from removing a homeless encampment from Cal Anderson Park.
Seattle’s police oversight board said Friday it will investigate the arrest of a protester who was seriously injured during an arrest this week.
At the same time the guard was stabbed, a group of protesters down the block had dumped garbage and set fire to a flag on the SPD East Precinct fence line. Protesters placed a tourniquet on the guard and waited for medics to arrive.
According to Seattle Police, the group gathered at Cal Anderson Park about 9 p.m. before they "roamed about the Capital Hill neighborhood, doing massive amounts of property damage, looting, shooting fireworks, and committing arson."
It's not clear who toppled the 10-ton monument in Lake View Cemetery, but it has been the target of vandalism over the past few years as the issue of removing Confederate monuments gains traction nationwide.
Another night of clashes between protesters and police ended with 10 more arrests near the former occupied protest zone in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
The family of a 19-year-old shot and killed at the edge of the Seattle CHOP zone was laid to rest today in Kent.
Police say they arrested 25 more people overnight near the former occupied protest zone in Capitol Hill after protesters clashed with officers again and refused to leave the area.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an emergency order Wednesday morning directing protesters to leave the area of the CHOP, Capitol Hill Organized Protest, and Cal Anderson Park area. More than 30 protesters were arrested, police said.
On Friday, city officials and protestors met behind closed doors at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Capitol Hill to talk about the future of the 'CHOP' protest zone.
Lawyers representing residents and businesses impacted by the CHOP protest zone agreed not to file a court order, Friday, according a representative from the city attorney’s office for the City of Seattle.
Crews arrived with heavy equipment arrived early Friday at Seattle’s “occupied” protest zone, apparently ready to dismantle barriers set up by demonstrators, but halted work when demonstrators resisted, including by lying on top of some of the makeshift structures.
While there are no signs protests inside CHOP are winding down, and city leaders continue to allow streets in Capitol Hill to remain occupied, business owners and residents caught in the middle are now demanding they get a fair shake.
A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property.
Despite pressure from city officials and rampant rumors on social media, protesters at the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, or CHOP, have not ended their occupation outside the East Precinct.
It took multiple shootings in a span of 48 hours at the autonomous area known as the ‘CHOP’ for Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to establish future plans of the zone.
Stuck precariously in the middle of the conflict between Seattle police and protesters are area businesses in and around the CHOP protest zone.
Seattle Police are investigating an early-morning shooting near Seattle's Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone.