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US 2 women struck by car on Seattle highway closed amid protests

16:15  04 july  2020
16:15  04 july  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Notorious 'Proud Boy' arrested in Oregon after fighting in Seattle's CHOP zone

  Notorious 'Proud Boy' arrested in Oregon after fighting in Seattle's CHOP zone A Vancouver, Wash. , man notorious for brawling in the streets of Portland during political protests is back in jail after allegedly violating his probation and fighting in Seattle's CHOP zone, court records show. Tusitala "Tiny" Toese of Vancouver was arrested in Oregon and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Toese is known as a right-wing activist and has been associated with the Proud Boys. According to court records, Toese showed up at a protest outside Seattle's Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone and then engaged in a physical fight.A warrant was issued for his arrest on Tuesday and he was taken into custody.

SEATTLE (AP) — Two women were struck by a car whose driver sped through a protest -related closure on a freeway in Seattle , authorities said early Saturday. A 24-year-old woman from Seattle suffered critical, life-threatening injuries and a 32-year-old woman from Bellingham had serious

SEATTLE (AP) — Two women were struck by a car whose driver sped through a protest -related closure on a freeway in Seattle , authorities said early Saturday. A 24-year-old woman from Seattle suffered critical, life-threatening injuries and a 32-year-old woman from Bellingham had serious

A vehicle plowed through a protest-related closure on a Seattle freeway, striking multiple protesters, including two women who suffered serious injuries, police said Saturday.

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SEATTLE POLICE ARREST 10 AFTER CLASHES IN CLEARED CHOP ZONE

The hit-and-run incident occurred shortly before midnight on Interstate 5 and the two victims, both in their 20s, were rushed to Harborview Medical Center,  Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter.

Two injured, one critically, after car plows into protesters on Seattle interstate

  Two injured, one critically, after car plows into protesters on Seattle interstate Seattle has been the site of prolonged unrest following the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked nationwide protests . Interstate 5 has been closed at times for protests in the weeks since, and dozens of people were arrested this past week in connection with protests as demonstrations continue after authorities cleared the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone Wednesday morning. Protesters have shut down the interstate for 19 days in a row, Mead said at the press conference.

Two women were struck by a car which sped through a protest -related closure on a freeway, authorities in Seattle said early on Saturday. Just before midnight, he had said portions of Interstate 5 were closed because of protests . The vehicle was stopped and the driver was in custody, Johnson

Protesters in Seattle blocked off a major highway on June 15 to demand justice for Black lives and call for sweeping anti-racist reform. The protesters later emptied the highway peacefully. Watch as BLM and anti-racism protesters shut down a major Seattle highway to protest police brutality.

Video of the crash on social media showed a white car striking the women, who flew into the air before landing on the ground.

The Seattle Fire Department said one of the victims was in critical condition while the other is stable with serious injuries.

State troopers and officers from the Bellingham Police Department chased the vehicle as it fled, and nabbed the suspect. Both he and his passenger were uninjured, Trooper H. Axtman said on Twitter.

The unidentified suspect -- a 27-year-old man from Seattle, according to The Associated Press -- was booked in the Whatcom County Jail. Police said he is the same person who attempted to elude officers in another incident two weeks ago.

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Protests in Seattle have been ongoing in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, which triggered a nationwide movement condemning police brutality and racial inequality.

Seattle protesters: 2 women injured when car drives into crowd, police say

  Seattle protesters: 2 women injured when car drives into crowd, police say Two women were seriously hurt early Saturday morning when a vehicle drove into a group of protesters in Seattle, authorities say. © Anadolu Agency/Anadolu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 14: Two people stand at an entrance to the âCapitol Hill Organized Protestâ formerly known as the âCapitol Hill Autonomous Zoneâ in Seattle, Washington on June 14, 2020.

In Dallas, protesters were arrested and charged with obstruction of a highway for marching on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Clay Jenkins, the Dallas County Judge, allowed peaceful protests to continue on the county courthouse property past a citywide 7 p.m. curfew.

A man has been arrested after driving a car into a barricade at a protest against police brutality in Video of the incident shows the man ramming a police barricade during a George Floyd rally in Seattle on Seattle Fire Department has reported that one person was shot at the intersection of 11th Ave

Authorities have closed I-5 several times amidst the unrest and clashes with police have ramped up after the city cleared the self-declared Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone on Wednesday following several violent incidents.

Driver accused of killing Seattle woman during protest on closed highway charged with felony vehicular homicide .
A driver accused of striking and killing a Seattle woman with a car during a protest Saturday was charged Wednesday with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Dawit Kelete is being held with bail set at $1.2 million and is expected to remain in jail, according to the prosecuting attorney's office. The crash is still being investigated by State Patrol and the FBI and the prosecuting attorney's office said it may add or amend charges based on the investigation.

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