Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, right and Police Chief Carmen Best, left, confer during a tour of downtown Seattle Sunday during visits to businesses damaged in Saturday’s protests that were sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, right, and Police Chief Carmen Best, left, confer during a tour of downtown Seattle on Sunday during visits to businesses damaged in Saturday’s protests. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
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Seattle mayor, police face questions over response to George Floyd protests, downtown turmoil

Mayor Jenny Durkan sought to draw a sharp line between peaceful protesters and other people who broke windows, looted stores, started blazes and threw projectiles at police officers. The chaos left some nonviolent protesters describing escalations by officers, and business owners pondering why the police weren’t able to stop the violence. Updated

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