Seattle, Portland Return to Calm After Violent Weekend

Only a few protesters headed out in the heat; Seattle’s Black Lives Matter chapter leveled new abuse allegations at the city’s police

Tens of thousands of people continued to demonstrate against racism and police tactics in protests across the country that at times turned violent, with shootings in Texas and Colorado and officials declaring "riots" in Portland, Ore., and Seattle. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press (Originally published July 27, 2020)

SEATTLE—The streets of this city were nearly empty Monday, while protests in nearby Portland, Ore., shrank significantly, after a weekend of clashes between protesters and police that left people on both sides injured and dozens facing criminal charges.

In contrast to the raucous, sometimes violent scenes over the weekend, the only people out in a 90-degree heat wave Monday evening in Seattle were a few joggers and cyclists. Plywood covered windows at many downtown businesses. Diners took to outdoor tables at a smattering...

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