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Ferguson demonstrators march in Seattle

Source: Seattle Times

UPDATE, 5:58 p.m. | Westlake Center has closed for the night, according to Seattle officers who are turning away shoppers at the doors. The mall was scheduled to remain open until 9 p.m.

UPDATE, 5:25 p.m. | Protesters are at Westlake Center, where the tree-lighting ceremony is under way.
Police have arrested a total of five protesters, according the Seattle Police Department. Three protesters were arrested around 5 p.m. at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street after they allegedly assualted officers.The Convention Place Tunnel Station has reopened, according to King County Metro. The Westlake Station is still closed.

UPDATE, 4:50 p.m.. | Mayor Murray sent out a news release about the protests.

“While I understand the hurt and frustration that our city has experienced in the past days, this is a city that respects the rule of law,” said Murray. “I support the First Amendment rights of (protesters), but violence against property or police officers will not be tolerated in our city.”

UPDATE, 4:40 p.m. | Demonstrators marched back downtown for Seattle’s tree lighting ceremony at Westlake Center.

Read more: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/11/dozens-protest-ferguson-decision-at-westlake-center/

After clashes with Police, protests have caused Westlake Center to close 3 hours early. Demonstrators were very present during tree lighting ceremony and as I heard on the news, shoppers just started going home. A number of arrests but the message got across.
Posted by The empressof all | Fri Nov 28, 2014, 09:06 PM (1 replies)
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