Protests in Olympia end after clash with police


OLYMPIA, Wash. — Protests over the Thursday morning officer-involved shooting in Olympia ended late Thursday night after a clash with police.

Two groups of protesters began fighting in the street just before midnight and police responded.

When officers tried to break up the confrontation, dozens of protesters began clashing with police. Rocks were thrown by the protesters, but we have not been told of any injuries to police.

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Protests earlier in the day were peaceful.

The men who were shot by Officer Ryan Donald remain hospitalized with very serious injuries, but are expected to survive.

Bryson Chaplin, 21, is at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition. At last check his stepbrother, 23-year-old Andre Thompson, is hospitalized in stable condition.

Donald, who has been an officer for three years, has been put on administrative leave while the incident is investigated by the Thurston County Critical Incident Team. That is standard procedure in officer-involved shooting.

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