Seattle, WA / August 16, 2020 / Officers Injured, 18 Arrested During Riot in SODO
SIGACTS/SITREP: Multiple groups met at the Link Light Rail station in the International District/Chinatown neighborhood (at S King Street and Maynard Avenue) on Sunday, August 16, 2020, and made their way toward the Seattle Police Officer Guild building in the SODO neighborhood. The group began throwing rocks, bottles, and large mortar style fireworks after 10:00pm and police declared the incident to be a riot shortly thereafter.
RECOMMENDATION: International District/Chinatown may become a new focal point for violent activists, due to its proximity to public transit hubs and the Seattle Police Officer Guild building. Protest that originate in International District/Chinatown can easily be redirected to Downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill.