February 19, 2011
SEATTLE — Protesters took to the streets again Friday night in a demonstration against police brutality. But this time, the tension escalated with protesters engaging police and officers responding with pepper spray.
It was the second march through Seattle since Wednesday, when King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced he would not file charges against Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk. Birk shot and killed John T. Williams, a native woodcarver, last August.
“Arrest Birk now,” some protesters chanted.