Fatalities And Injuries Climb As Riots Around The Nation Grow More Violent
Another fatal weekend struck the United States as protests and riots around the country grow increasingly violent. Big cities such as Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Austin, and Portland all suffered from a weekend filled with chaos.
In Chicago, over 54 people were shot in the last three days with at least 2 recorded deaths. Record violence has plagued the city since protests surrounding George Floyd’s death and calls for defunding the police began in early June.
In Seattle, rioters grew rowdier and began attacking buildings on Saturday. According to the Seattle Police Department, rioters set multiple buildings on fire and broke windows at the King County Youth Service Center/Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center campus. They also attacked local businesses including a Starbucks attached to an apartment complex and the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct. There was at least one major explosion that caused damage to the precinct building.