BREAKING News Out Of Washington
Five people were arrested as fights broke out and at least one American flag was burned Saturday after a college Republican rally in Seattle drew counter-protesters.
College Republicans at the University of Washington had invited members of Patriot Prayer, a group in Vancouver, Wash., to speak in the university’s Red Square for a “freedom rally,” the Seattle Times reported.
Chaos came roughly 75 minutes in, despite police efforts to keep apart a couple of hundred protesters who far outnumbered the Patriot Prayer and pro-Donald Trump crowd. Those protesters came to denounce the president and promote anti-capitalist or pro-civil-rights themes.