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Top Seattle news: Council members protest use of tear gas; COVID relief concert postponed; more

Top Seattle news: Council members protest use of tear gas; COVID relief concert postponed; more
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By Hoodline - Published on June 09, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Seattle.

Seattle council members protest after tear gas used on crowd

Just days after Seattle’s mayor and police chief promised a month-long moratorium on using a type of tear gas to disperse protesters, the department used it again during an overnight protest, bringing severe criticism Monday from City Council members, vows to overhaul the department and another call for the mayor’s resignation.

Read the full story on PBS NewsHour.

Washington's star-studded relief concert for COVID-19 postponed to June 24

A livestreamed concert benefiting COVID-19 relief efforts in Washington has been postponed to June 24. Originally scheduled to take place on June 10, organizers of All in WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief decided to postpone the event to a later date to not detract attention from the current anti-racism and police brutality protests taking place in both Seattle and across the country after the death of George Floyd.

Read the full story on MySanAntonio.

Seattle council members explore defunding the police

City council members are considering reallocating SPD funds into other social and safety programs. The Seattle Police Officers Guild says it's not a good idea.

Read the full story on KING5.


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