Protesters upset about treatment from Seattle police

Feb 12, 2024, 2:20 PM | Updated: 2:57 pm

juveniles high-speed pursuit...

A Seattle Police Department vehicle. (Photo courtesy of the Seattle Police Department)

(Photo courtesy of the Seattle Police Department)

A pro-Palestinian rally at Seattle’s World Trade Center turned violent over the weekend. Four people were arrested, and several protestors say they had their tires slashed by Seattle police officers.

Those protestors held a news conference on the steps of the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) West Precinct Monday morning, calling for an investigation into what happened and the termination of the SPD Commander in charge of the event.

SPD violently assaulted, slashed tires, used chemical weapons and chased and dog piled people,” protestor Judas said.

Related news: WSP recommends charges for protesters who shut down I-5 in Seattle

Instead of de-escalating the situation, protestors say police made matters worse and protestors were hurt, including one woman who had to be taken to the hospital.

“I was pushed backward to the ground by those police. My head hit the pavement, then police pulled me up and into a cloud of pepper spray,” protestor Linda Bevis said.

SPD says four people were arrested. Two for obstruction, one for pedestrian interference, and one for assaulting an officer. The Department says it will have to research the issue of protestors’ tires being slashed by officers.

Meantime, protestors have a list of demands.

‘They brutalized them’: Seattle to pay $10 million to BLM protesters

“Drop the charges. Identify and fire the commanding officer. Investigate police violence and publicly report it,” protestor Robert Engel said.

Protestors also hinted there could be legal action taken against the department.

Contributing: Bill Kaczaraba, MyNorthwest


MyNorthwest News

Biden Las Vegas...


Biden’s campaign says he’s staying in the race, COVID prognosis ‘improving’

President Joe Biden's campaign is once again insisting that he is not stepping aside as he faces the reality many Democrats want him out.

3 minutes ago

west seattle bridge...

Frank Sumrall

Man arrested after collision on West Seattle Bridge, lanes shut down for hours

All West Seattle Bridge lanes heading east were shut down for more than three hours after a crash occurred early Friday morning.

2 hours ago

Travelers pass through security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washin...

Bill Kaczaraba

Digital disruptions caused by Microsoft Windows patch impacting Sea-Tac, area hospitals

In a sweeping digital disruption, a flawed software update has led to a cascade of failures across vital services worldwide.

3 hours ago

tiny home fire...

Frank Sumrall

Arrest made in Seattle’s Queen Anne tiny home fire

Seattle Police made an arrest after a fire broke out at a tiny home village Thursday morning in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood.

6 hours ago

Trump convention speech...


Trump: ‘The discord and division in our society must be healed’

Donald Trump accepted the GOP presidential nomination on Thursday at the Republican National Convention and said the country must 'heal.'

13 hours ago

Image: A Tacoma Police Department vehicle is seen on a street....

Steve Coogan

Human finger found in Tacoma driveway IDed, returned to owner

The case of a mysterious human finger found in a Tacoma driveway earlier this month has been solved and the digit was returned to its owner.

19 hours ago

Protesters upset about treatment from Seattle police