!-- 634c7aa55dca3b282b7c80846a1dd8060284ae7f -->

Police and protesters clash over violent weekend in the United States

In Seattle, police officers retired to a police station early Sunday, hours after major demonstrations in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Some protesters lingered after officers arrived at the East Precinct Department at around 1am, but most disappeared a short time later, according to an online video.

At a late-night news conference, Seattle police chief Carmen Best called for peace. During the weekend unrest, rocks, bottles, fireworks, and mortars were fired at the police, and police said they arrested at least 45 people for attacks on officers, obstruction, and not spreading. Twenty-one officers were injured, and most of their injuries were considered less serious, police said.

In Portland, thousands of people gathered Saturday night for another night of protests over the assassination of George Floyd and the presence of federal agents recently sent to the city by President Donald Trump. Protesters a gate has broken around the federal courthouse of the city where the officers are stationed.

Police said the situation was a riot and at around 1:20 am they started ordering people to leave or risk arresting the area around the courthouse, saying on Twitter that the violence had created “a serious risk” for the public. About 20 minutes later, federal officers and local police attempted to clear the area and deploy tear gas, but the protesters remained about 2:30 a.m., forming lines across intersections and holding improvised shields as the police patrolled and blocks the blocks adjacent to it. area. Several arrests have been made, but it was not immediately clear how many.

In Texas, Austin, 28-year-old Garrett Foster was shot dead Saturday night by a person who had survived the march against police brutality.

Austin police chief Brian Manley said a car hit the block where protesters stood and honked. The driver and several witnesses told the police that Foster had approached the driver and had an assault rifle aimed at them.

In video streamed live Facebook can hear a car honking before several shots sound and protesters scream and scatter to take cover. It was then seen that the police cared for someone on the street.

Manley said the driver called 911 and was later detained and released. Police did not immediately identify the driver.

Sheila Foster, Garrett’s mom, said she was told that her son was pushing his fiancé, who uses a wheelchair, through a crossroads while the suspect was driving “capriciously” through the crowd. She said the driver shot her three times.

In the suburb of Denver, Aurora, Colorado, a demonstrator shot someone injured after a car drove through a crowd marching on a freeway along the highway, police said. The injured person was taken to a hospital in a stable condition. Police have not released many details about the shooting, including whether the person who was shot had been in the car. Police said on Twitter that protesters also caused “major damage” to a courthouse.

Protesters in Oakland, California, set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station, broke windows, sprayed graffiti, fired fireworks, and fired lasers at officers after a peaceful demonstration that turned into turmoil on Saturday night, police said.

In the capital of Virginia, Richmond, a dump truck was set on fire Several hundred protesters and police faced each other at the end of Saturday during a demonstration of support for the protesters in Portland. Police said it was an “illegal meeting” around 11 p.m. and used what looked like tear gas to disperse the group. Five people were arrested in the incident and charged with unlawful assembly. A sixth person was also arrested and charged with riots and mistreatment of a law enforcement officer.

In downtown Atlanta, federal agents investigated damage to an immigration and customs enforcement facility on Sunday, where windows were shattered late on Saturday. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said in an email. No arrests were announced.

And in Baltimore, people from a group of nearly 100 protesters sprayed anti-police messages on a building of the Fraternal Order of Police and adjacent sidewalks on Saturday night, The Baltimore Sun. reported.