There Were a Few Arrests, and Some Yelling, but Overall, the Alt Right Rally on Saturday Was Pretty Boring
by Saturday at 6:37 pm•
The alt right came to the steps of Seattle City Hall on Saturday and guess what? It was pretty boring. If you stayed home or went on a hike or met a friend at a cafe, you accomplished more than what happened in downtown Seattle.
Police kept the alt right group and the counter protesters separated for most of the day, which started with speeches at City Hall Plaza and then included a march in a circle downtown. In my estimation, there were around 50 alt right folks and around 200 counter protesters. The march shut down traffic intermittently but the whole thing was mostly uneventful.
The most violent moment I witnessed was towards the end of the event, after the alt right had finished its march and returned to City Hall Plaza. A small scuffle broke out between two alt righters and a counter protester, which left one of the former bloody and the counter protester in handcuffs.Continue reading »