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Seattle Antifa Rally Doesn't Last Long as Cops Tear Through Pitiful Umbrella Wall

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Seattle police were able to quickly dispense with a wall of umbrellas being manned by protesters on Labor Day.

KIRO-TV reported a large crowd, about 300 strong, had marched from Seattle’s International District, located on the south side of downtown, to the Seattle Police Officers Guild building.

Protesters blocked traffic going north and south on 4th Avenue South, which runs in front of the guild building.

“Police said they arrested a number of rioters outside of the police union building because they refused to disperse after throwing rocks, bottles and homemade explosives at police,” KIRO-TV reported.

According to citizen journalist Katie Daviscourt, members of the far-left coalition of so-called “anti-fascist” groups known as antifa were among the protesters, as were Black Lives Matter activists.

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Country music, apparently coming from the police union building, could be heard in the background as police moved in to break up the blockade.

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Police arrested a total of 22 protesters and confiscated a box of Molotov cocktails, according to KOMO-TV.

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Meanwhile, further north in the city that same day, Christians engaged in a protest of sorts after city officials fenced off the Gas Works Park, where a “Let Us Worship” event was set to take place.

Seattle Parks and Recreation told Fox News that the park was closed beginning the night of Sept. 6 “due to anticipated crowding that could impact the public health of residents.”

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Rally organizer Sean Feucht recounted Tuesday morning on “Fox & Friends” that after his group found the closed-off park, “we just pivoted and called it a worship protest, so now technically it’s legal and we went to the streets.”

“It’s so wild, because yesterday, they had on 4th Avenue in Seattle, they had antifa rioters throwing Molotov cocktails at policemen, and yet the city focused their energy on our peaceful worship and prayer rally in Gas Works Park,” the California-based pastor said.

The police apparently allowed the protest to proceed, since it was peaceful, with some officers appearing to mix in with the worshipers.

Feucht has held Let Us Worship events around the country over the last several weeks.

“We had 12,000 people that gathered with us at the capitol in Sacramento two nights ago and it’s just continuing to build momentum,” the singer/songwriter told Fox News.

Feucht plans to hold a rally in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25.

To recap: We actually had antifa protesters and God worshipers holding protests in the same city on the same day.

Now if we could just get the former to join in with the latter, something really positive could occur.

As scripture tells us, “Nothing is impossible with God.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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