SEATTLE — Fires were set on Capitol Hill after protests turned violent on Seattle streets for a second night.
Protests have erupted across the country following a Kentucky grand jury’s decision on Wednesday not to bring any charges directly related to the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
Taylor is the unarmed EMT shot and killed by police in her home when officers entered her apartment to serve a search warrant in March.
The Kentucky Attorney General said his office followed facts and evidence but people across the country are angry about the decision.
Overnight, protesters converged once again on Capitol Hill, where the area was rocked by consistent demonstrations for weeks over the summer.
Around 11 p.m. Thursday, police moved in on protesters outside the east precinct on Capitol Hill after they moved multiple trash cans into the intersection at 12th Avenue and Pine Street and then lit them on fire, along with garbage and debris.
Bikes and scooters available for rent were also set on fire.
The scene was similar to what happened Wednesday night when protesters ran through the streets setting fires.
That demonstration was declared a riot by police after explosives were thrown, property was damaged and multiple officers were hurt, according to officers. Police say 13 people were arrested.
Protesters have been accused of using extreme violence against officers and protesters say police have used excessive force.
An Seattle officer is on administrative leave after video surfaced of the officer rolling a bike over a protester early Thursday morning.
Cox Media Group