Black-clad rioters…Dammit, I meant Peaceful Protesters threw rocks and other projectiles at the business, while others used implements to destroy the windowed storefront. Video footage shows rioters lighting firecrackers and tossing them into the building. Several loud explosions can be heard as members of the mob cheer.
The Seattle Starbucks was also sprayed with anti-police graffiti.
Law enforcement moved in and declared the protest a riot, warning the crowd to leave the area or face arrest.
Police mounted on bicycles pushed the protesters back while demonstrators formed a wall of shields as they retreated down the street.
Seattle police posted photographs of other acts of vandalism carried out across the city on Saturday night. Authorities said that “multiple arrests” were made after “explosives” were thrown at officers.
The march is now Westbound on Olive from Harvard. Additional graffiti has been located in the area. pic.twitter.com/uOeu0wYTSk
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) October 4, 2020
This isn’t the first time that the popular coffee chain has been targeted by Seattle rioters. In July, a different Starbucks in the city was trashed by a mob.
Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists have held numerous protests in Seattle, with little to no media reporting on the left’s mob violence.