Minnesota police shooting of Daunte Wright sparks Seattle demonstration
Apr 12, 2021, 11:12 PM | Updated: Apr 13, 2021, 5:23 am
(Seattle DOT image)
Seattle police said Monday night that a group marching in downtown Seattle vandalized and damaged businesses in the neighborhood.
This comes after protests erupted for another night in Minneapolis after 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop.
Demonstration at 5th Ave and Columbia St headed SB. Use alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/zehCEX0toh
— SDOT Traffic (@SDOTtraffic) April 13, 2021
Police said multiple businesses along Fifth Avenue were vandalized as the group marched southbound.
Officers gave a warning to the group to not block traffic and keep the demonstration peaceful.
Group is moving through #PioneerSquare, heading back toward origin point of Occidental Park. pic.twitter.com/X88QQsAAVy
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) April 13, 2021
The group had moved from downtown Seattle to the Pioneer Square neighborhood.