Protesters that marched through downtown Seattle Friday night have disbanded after multiple confrontations with police officers. Officers used pepper spray on the crowd after a police car window was smashed and another time when marchers tried to go past officers into Pioneer Square.
The group marched in circles around downtown Seattle for several hours. Stopping outside the King County Jail, near the East Precinct, and near the Westlake Center.
The group was part of a larger rally that protested against police brutality earlier in the evening. That rally was organized in the wake of the Prosecuting Attorney's decision not to charge a Seattle Police Officer with murder in the death of woodcarver John T. Williams.
The event wrapped up near the department's East Precinct. Officers put on riot gear and held a line to keep protesters away.
While many in the crowd were upset with the police over Williams' death, others waved an anarchy flag and wore black masks.The rally was organized by the same group that organized Wednesday's rally after prosecutors announced officer Ian Birk would not face charges.