As the crowds disperse to escape the discharge of gas, many are heard shouting profanity at the police and asking them to not shoot.
Seattle is one of the many cities across United States witnessing days of protests as crowds continue to vent their rage over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, a black man seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck while in custody in Minneapolis.
One protester in the video is seen kneeling referring both to how Floyd died and a long-standing protest against racism in America that started in 2016 with a football player taking a knee instead of standing during the National Anthem.
As more gas canisters are discharged, protesters respond by chanting, "we go home, you go home."
For months, Seattle has dealt with nightly protests. Some have become violent. Some have become deadly. Some protesters camped out and occupied the area outside Seattle police's East Precinct building in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Protesters dubbed it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. And according to CNN, US Attorney General William Barr was not happy about it. Despite White House threats, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan refused to allow federal troops to move the protesters out.
[NFA] Voters in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming began casting in-person ballots on Friday. In Virginia, elections officials in Fairfax and Arlington counties reported heavy turnout, with lines out the door. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.