Eight arrests were made in Seattle on the night of the presidential election as hundreds marched through the streets, dissatisfied with both candidates and the entire political process.
The Seattle Police Department reported that arrests were made for pedestrian interference, obstruction, assault of a police officer, reckless driving, and criminal mischief.
According to Q-13, some protesters were throwing nails onto the road, and one took a hammer to a parking meter.
Komo News journalist Jonathan Choe followed protest activity through the night:
Choe also captured footage of one of last night’s arrests. While being led away by police officers, the arrested woman shouted, “Antifa forever!”
But these events are of no surprise to Seattle residents, who have been subjected to regular Antifa gatherings and criminal activity since the killing of George Floyd in May.
While many across the nation were concerned about post-election violence, Q13’s Brandi Kruse noted that the unrest in Seattle is “not necessarily unique to” the presidential election due to the fact that these goings-on have been “a regular occurrence” since May.
The Post Millennial’s Ari Hoffman agreed, calling Seattle’s unrest “the new normal.”
Washington State Democrat incumbent Jay Inslee was announced the winner of Tuesday’s gubernatorial election, making him the first governor in over forty years to take a third term.