From The Mainstream Media
Saturday, protesters of the recent Ferguson decision marched throughout downtown Seattle.
Seattle DOT tweeted updates, disruptions, and traffic delays in the morning and into the late afternoon.
At around 4:00 p.m., Seattle Police advised that protesters had become violent.
The demonstrators, who had initially gathered at Garfield High School, split into groups.
One group split off and tried marching onto State Route 99 along the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
When police blocked the crowd from entering the viaduct, police say some protestors ‘pushed against officers and began throwing rocks.’
Shortly after the rock throwing, another protester was arrested near 1st Avenue and Bell Street, after pushing an officer and then jumping on his back.
At around 4:30 p.m., officers said 150 protesters had arrived at Westlake and Denny, and were still occupying the road.
A third protester was arrested for assault at around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Officers said the third arrest occurred near Denny Way and Fairview.
By 6:00 p.m., many of the protesters had dispersed, and Seattle DOT advised at that time there were no longer any confirmed road closures.
In all, seven protesters were arrested at the end of the march, according to police.
Five people were arrested for assault, and two were arrested for pedestrian interference.
All seven will be booked into the King County Jail.