Volunteers help with cleanup after night of riots in Seattle

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SEATTLE — Hundreds of volunteers helped city crews cleanup Sunday morning after a night of riots left broken windows and graffiti throughout downtown Seattle, KIRO-TV reported.

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After several hours of peaceful gatherings and marches earlier Saturday, Seattle police said the crowd turned violent, throwing bottles and Molotov cocktails, setting fires, breaking windows and looting businesses downtown.

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Graffiti was also scrawled across numerous store fronts and a street was lined with burned-out cars.

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Law enforcement from the King County Sheriffs Department guard the city streets during a riot on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. A peaceful rally was held earlier in the day expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. Police deployed flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd who were breaking windows and looting stores. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Law enforcement from the King County Sheriffs Department guard the city streets during a riot on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. A peaceful rally was held earlier in the day expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. Police deployed flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd who were breaking windows and looting stores. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) (Karen Ducey/Getty Images)