WATCH: Seattle Cop Hit in Face With Firework Mortar During George Floyd Protests

Keith Palmer

Riot demonstrations in Seattle have reached the degree of cops getting hit in the face with explosives

Body-worn camera footage from the Seattle Police Department shows officers under attack by firework explosives. The altercation occurred on August 16 during riots and protests.
The protests in Seattle have been ongoing since May. The demonstrations were sparked after the officer involved killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Protesters are seen throwing several firework mortars at officers, KOMO News reports. An officer was hit in the face by one of the mortars.

Seattle cop Adam Fowler was hit in the head by a mortar, he said the following after the encounter:

These aren’t tiny fireworks, they’re not firecrackers — these are commercial grade mortars. These are things that should be launched up hundreds of feet in the air in a safe place to be detonated so they can put on a firework display. These aren’t meant for weapons.

Seattle has continuously seen protests and riots organized by a range of groups.

Comments (8)
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gburg61
gburg61

above comments seem to sanction climbing down into the gutter. Police violate rights so we should too?? stupidity abounds....

Diamonddiva1954
Diamonddiva1954

No sympathy for a cop hit in the head with fireworks.

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

don't like fireworks thrown at you, stop assaulting protesters!

NewsNowNH
NewsNowNH

Please don't like to play fair and they hate it when people fight back. Keep fighting they're going to learn

Tatoo49
Tatoo49

So, cops can shoot, gas, beat without any reprisals, yet fighting back with 'less than lethal' ordinance is a crime. Hmmm. Turnabout is Fair Play. Fuck the Cops.


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