Protesters take over streets outside abandoned SPD East Precinct

Two, three, many Seattles.

By Al Janavel


SEATTLE – Protesters took over streets in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood now that Seattle Police has abandoned its East Precinct.

Along Pine Street for several blocks, barriers prevented traffic from passing. Around the abandoned East Precinct, protesters have tents set up, food vendors, and other amenities.

“I see a bunch of people that are glad they’re not being bombed away by police right now,” said Raz Simone, a protester.

Simone says they will not leave until there is change, specifically defunding SPD.

He says the neighbors and business owners he’s spoken to say they are happy with the change.

“Scary, it sounds like a war zone,” said Jacque Treat.



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