Bellevue, WA, October 24, 2020 / 1915 / BLM/Antifa Demonstration in Bellevue, Washington

SIGACTS/SITREP: BLM/Antifa activists held a protest in Bellevue, Washington on October 24, 2020. The Bellevue Police Department alerted the public that activists were planning a demonstration in the area, and the Mayor of Bellevue issued a civil emergency order to prohibit weapons in the Downtown Bellevue area.

RECOMMENDATION: Due to the response elicited from the City of Bellevue, BLM/Antifa is more likely to plan future actions in Seattle where they enjoy the support of a sympathetic city council. Rapid, violent actions undertaken by smaller groups (less than 10-15 individuals) may still be likely in areas surrounding Seattle, Washington, but large scale actions are most likely to occur in the Downtown, SODO, and Capitol Hill areas of Seattle.