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Second round of protesters block streets, tag buildings in downtown Olympia

A group of protesters gathered in downtown Olympia on Thursday night and tagged the statue in front of City Hall, in addition to a patrol car and City Hall itself.
A group of protesters gathered in downtown Olympia on Thursday night and tagged the statue in front of City Hall, in addition to a patrol car and City Hall itself. Staff Writer

A second wave of protesters took to the streets of downtown Olympia on Thursday night, about two hours after the first groups of demonstrators cleared.

The group gathered just after 10 p.m. They knocked over trash cans and threw them into Fourth Avenue, and ignited several firecrackers, said Olympia Police Officer Paul Frailey.

The group also tagged a patrol car and several downtown buildings, including Olympia City Hall.

“Right now it seems like most of the graffiti is limited to city buildings and our car,” Lt. Paul Lower said. “I’m sure we’ll find more in the morning.”

The group had dispersed by about 10:30 p.m.

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