A weekend of protests in the Seattle area that drew thousands to condemn the treatment of Black people by police left some cities reeling, some facing massive cleanups and others still in a declared state of emergency.
The protests, across the Northwest and the nation, were sparked by last week’s death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after being pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer for several minutes.
On Monday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the city would have a 6 p.m. curfew for the third day in a row.
Auburn’s mayor declared a state of emergency Sunday after looting occurred at multiple retail locations Sunday night. An eight-hour curfew went into place at 11 p.m., the city said in a post on its Facebook page.
Renton also imposed a curfew Sunday night, as did Tukwila, after police responded to looters at Walmart, Ikea and other areas of the city and rocks and projectiles were hurled at police, according to the Renton Police Department.
Meanwhile, in Bellevue, the city faces a massive cleanup after downtown looting that prompted the city to call for backup from the National Guard, which, according KING 5 News, arrived early Monday morning after the protests were over.