Dozens of Seattle businesses damaged during riots

Dozens of Seattle businesses damaged during riots

SEATTLE — Fifty businesses were damaged Saturday after rioters turned what was a peaceful protest into a night of destruction in Seattle.

The Downtown Seattle Association told KIRO 7 that 29 core downtown businesses and 21 more in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood were damaged.

The total is separate from any businesses that were looted.

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DSA said it was still compiling those numbers.

Several volunteers took it upon themselves to be at downtown Sunday morning to help with the cleanup.