Seattle, WA / September 3, 2020 / 23:00 / Multiple Demonstrations Planned 9/4 to 9/7; Extremist Tactics Likely to Evolve in Seattle

SIGACTS/SITREP:  Activists have discussed new tactics in telegram and on Instagram live that suggest they will begin acting in smaller groups to engage multiple types of locations/targets. Several demonstrations have been planned in Capitol Hill and by the North Precinct at Lichton Springs Park. 


RECOMMENDATION: As tensions escalate due to various videos and stories of incidents involving police are circulating (Daniel Prude, Deon Kay, Michael Reinoehl), smaller groups of extremists are expected to engage in coordinated attacks and demonstrations designed to overwhelm the Seattle Police Department’s ability to respond to all incidents. The Link Light Rail System, the international District/Chinatown, Downtown Seattle, and Capitol Hill should be avoided. Seriously consider detouring around Seattle if possible, and SR 99 should be avoided in particular if travel through Seattle is necessary. 

Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000007323016/daniel-prude-rochester-police-killing-video.html?ocid=uxbndlbing

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-release-bodycam-footage-in-fatal-shooting-of-black-man-that-sparked-protests/ar-BB18GDMY?ocid=uxbndlbing