10 arrested after windows smashed, fires set during protest in Seattle

SEATTLE — Ten people were arrested after protesters smashed windows and set fires in Seattle on Saturday night.

The group of around 100 protesters began marching on Yesler Way around 5 p.m.

The Seattle Police Department released photos on Twitter showing smashed windows and graffiti downtown.

Just before 7 p.m., the group arrived in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and began setting fires, according to police. Crews with Seattle Fire were able to put the fires out.

Police said they gave the group an order to disperse due to concerns for public safety and members of the group threw bottles and rocks at officers.

Around 9 p.m. police issued another dispersal order to a group of people due to a fire in the street. That fire was also quickly put out.