20 September 2021
@SLMPD at city hall downtown asking protestors to leave the premises. There are dozens of officers on at Market and Tucker. Most of the tents have been removed but some protestors are still here exchanging words with officers.
A tense situation downtown as police are on standby to clear out city hall of protesters TISL
Some people setting the umbrellas back up after they got blown down by the wind
The costumed man standing at the former elk statue foundation
Sometimes even the mighty Sacred Stag needs a sitting break.
About 100 people or so are gathered outside the Justice Center now
People continue to be gathered in front of JC and speaking over a megaphone
Chanting outside JC
Here is the foundation of the now-removed elk statue
A wider view of the street. A woman took one of the umbrellas but it's since been returned
Fireworks at former elk statue
Veto-proof majority of Seattle city council pledges to defund the police department by at least 50%; one part of the plan they're considering would remove Seattle's 911 dispatchers from police control
Here is some of the damage protesters did to the @SLCountyDA building
Fifth Avenue closed in front of Trump Tower as painting of BLM mural will begin on street
Shots fired from this vehicle. The driver was driving erratically before accelerating into protesters. The passenger fired several rounds out of the window before speeding off.
Shots fired at Portland protest.white car shoots in air as it pulls off
This white SUV has tried to swerve into the street towards people multiple times
Portland: SUV parked in front of the stag statue base then drove off and fired multiple shots into the air from a revolver
It currently feels more like a slow block party here rather than a protest.
Fire is picking up and honestly I might retire from writing and become an Elk God photographer full time
Someone on a Portland Protest Bureau megaphone announced they are collecting signatures for an "anti teargas petition." Signing the form includes putting the date, your name, and address. Some people have voiced security concerns relating to this
Frontside elk check bc
The LRAD announced that the police are observing vandalism on the Justice Center, and maybe "people trying to brake in." So they send the riot policemen in response
And after blocking the road for ten minutes, the police decide to leave.
Some PPB officers just appeared behind the Justice Center. Perhaps a shift change.
PPB in camo suddenly stormed into Chapman Square a few minutes ago, fired off some "crowd control munitions," then retreated into the federal building at 3rd and Jefferson. This is still warm. Better pics later
Federal officers just stormed out of the federal building on Madison and 3rd. Eye-witnesses reported that they chased after an individual, before retreating back to the building.
They are in the federal building found what they threw
So these guys just rushed the vigil, through to the 4th and main intersection and shot off several of these.
And then this happened in the middle of the vigil
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