Seattle police said they were targeted with “improvised explosives” during at-times tense protests in the city on June 6.
The Seattle Police Department posted on Twitter that several officers were injured due to explosives, and said people also threw rocks and bottles at 11th and Pine after moving barricades despite requests to stop.
Eyewitnesses also reported explosions at the intersection. In these videos, captured by Jake Goldstein-Street, several small explosions near crowds of protesters can be seen and heard. The source of the explosions is not clear.
At about 7:30 p.m. demonstrators outside the East Precinct began moving barricades at 11th and Pine despite multiple requests from police to stop. Individuals began throwing rocks/bottles/and explosives at officers. Several officers injured due to improvised explosives. pic.twitter.com/cbW6hWhIvy
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 7, 2020
Source: Yahoo News