Protesters jam Seattle streets over fatal police shooting

Feb 25, 2016, 11:31 AM | Updated: 1:36 pm
A group of protesters demonstrating the death of Che Taylor made their voice heard Thursday afterno...
A group of protesters demonstrating the death of Che Taylor made their voice heard Thursday afternoon. (SDOT)
The protesters rallied in Westlake Center. The group blocked several intersections, including 5th and Cherry. The large group gathered in downtown Seattle on 5th Avenue. Police showed up on bikes as demonstrators walked through Seattle. An overhead look at 5th & Cherry. Blocking @seattledot streets, xpress lane ramp isn't open for evening commute, yet WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) February 25, 2016

Protesters took to the streets over the deadly shooting of Che Taylor on Thursday.

A group of protesters demonstrating the death of Che Taylor made their voice heard.

The demonstration began outside police headquarters.

Related: Attorney says Seattle police ‘likely’ missed critical steps before fatal shooting

Police officers rode alongside the group. Protesters marched to Westlake Center, creating delays on the express lanes and other traffic blockages.

At least one demonstrator said not all officers are looking for violence, but some are, and that needs to change, KIRO 7 reports.

Taylor was shot and killed by Seattle police on Sunday. Police say he reached for a gun. Because he was a felon, he was prohibited from possessing a gun.

On Tuesday night, the Associated Press identified the two officers who fired their weapons were identified Tuesday as Michael Spaulding and Scott Miller.

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Protesters jam Seattle streets over fatal police shooting