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16 Aug 2018 | 12:37 AM UTC

US: Right-wing rally planned in Seattle August 18

United States of America News Alert

Right-wing rally to be held in Seattle (Washington state) on August 18; heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions expected near the demonstration site

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/18/2018, 11:59 PM (US/Pacific). COUNTRY/REGION Seattle

Event

The Washington chapter of the Three Percenters - a right-wing, pro-gun militia group - is planning to stage a rally in Seattle (Washington state) on Saturday, August 18, to denounce a recently proposed state gun-control measure. Participants are expected to demonstrate in front of City Hall from 13:00 (local time) through 17:00. Spontaneous counterprotests are possible and clashes between protesters and counterprotesters cannot be ruled out. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected near the demonstration site.

Context

The Three Percenters group organized the demonstration in partnership with Patriot Prayer, a far-right group that recently held a rally in Portland (Oregon state) on August 4 where police used flash-bang devices to subdue clashes between protesters and counterprotesters; one person was wounded and several others were arrested.

Advice

Individuals present in Seattle on August 18 are advised to avoid demonstrations as a precaution, monitor local news for up-to-date information regarding the location of demonstrations, and anticipate traffic disruptions in the vicinity of any such gatherings.

 

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