Police arrest 16 protesters in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Seattle arrested 16 protesters Saturday night after some in the group vandalized buildings, shattered windows at a Starbucks and threw what appeared to be fireworks into the store. The Seattle Times reports several buildings in the Capitol Hill area were spray-painted with anti-police graffiti, and a video posted on social media showed what appeared to be a firework exploding near officers on bikes as police moved protesters down the street. The demonstration drew about 100 protesters and was dispersed with pepper spray. The area has been the site of frequent skirmishes between police and protesters during months of demonstrations against police brutality.