Last night 100 protesters in Seattle kept local residents awake and when one asked to be quiet the mob beat him: Video
Seattle police have launched an investigation into an incident involving a militant crowd of protesters and one man who was kept awake. In the early morning, dozens of activists staged an impromptu march through the empty streets of Seattle, according to witnesses, they were very loud.
“A 47-year-old man was assaulted early Thursday after confronting protesters in the Queen Anne neighborhood,” Seattle Police Department reports.
In Queen Anne, neighbors say 80-100 protesters moved through here (10th Ave W/W Lee) late last night and early this morning. @SeattlePD says one man came out, confronting them, and was assaulted. Dried blood can be seen in the street #KOMONews https://t.co/IZEjsLjZrQ pic.twitter.com/75idmyMrgy— Cole Miller (@ColeMillerTV) July 31, 2020
When a man came out to them and asked to calm down, the crowd get very angry because he was filming. A second later, the protesters began to blind the man with flashlights and laser pointers, and a second later, someone hit the man on the head.
“Officers met the victim at Swedish Hospital early this morning, where he was receiving treatment for a head injury. The victim told officers that around 12 am, he was attempting to sleep but was kept awake by a protest that had been making its way through the neighborhood. He said that he went outside his home near 10th Ave W and W Lee Street and asked the crowd to quiet down so that he could sleep, video recording the confrontation on his phone,” the official statement says.
KIRO 7 News was able to obtain video footage of the attack.
Detectives are now investigating and asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Violent Crimes tip line at 206-233-5000.