Seattle Communist Pepper Sprayed for Attacking Free Speech Rally


Skirmishes break out at Patriot Prayer rally at UW, police make arrests

Police took into custody several people at a student Republican event at the University of Washington on Saturday that drew counter-protesters.

The police presence appeared significant as the Seattle Police Department assigned extra officers to support university police for the event at the campus.

College Republicans invited the Vancouver-based group Patriot Prayer to speak in Red Square. The club bills it as a free speech event.

University of Washington police didn’t immediately return a call to The Associated Press seeking more information.

KOMO News reported that protesters on different sides brawled — prompting police to use pepper spray and make a few arrests. It wasn’t clear which group those who were arrested associate with.


5 arrested after skirmishes at UW college Republican rally

Demonstrations at the University of Washington were largely peaceful Saturday, despite concerns over potential violence from outside agitators.

A handful of arrests were made after a college Republican rally at the campus drew counterprotesters. A couple skirmishes broke out; police responded with pepper spray and UW police said five people were arrested for disorderly conduct.


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