SEATTLE – Five people were arrested by Seattle police during an anti-police brutality march Friday afternoon.
The march started at noon at Seattle Central Community College in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Details about how many people showed up or what led to the arrests were not immediately available. Photos by capitolhillseattle.com show one person being held down on the ground by police.
Seattle police say three of the five people arrested were booked into jail.
On Thursday night, police arrested 29 people after an anti-police march in Olympia violent.
According to a press release promoting the Seattle rally, the organizers say "On Monday, March 22nd another Portland community member, was brutally murdered by the police. Friday, April 9th we are calling a march in solidarity here in Seattle to recognize that Portland's struggle against police brutality is also our struggle. Police brutality is a systemic issue that is effecting the entire country. We refuse to sit by and just shake our heads as police shoot down people here or in Portland or anywhere.
A similar rally is planned for 5 p.m. Friday in Portland.