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Seattle Protests: Fires and Pepper Spray as Thousands March Through City – The New York Times

Thousands of demonstrators marched through Seattle, smashing windows and setting fires at the site of a future youth detention center. At least 16 were arrested.



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The death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in May ignited mass protests that drew millions to the streets in dozens of cities, but those demonstrations have waned in most cities.
Seattle and Portland, however, have seen extended demonstrations. Seattle protesters at one point laid claim to several blocks of the Capitol Hill neighborhood and declared an autonomous zone. After a series of shootings there led the police to clear the area, protests had subsided.
Portland, meanwhile…

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