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The thing that you have to realize about the liberal BLM thugs is that they are trying to stage a forced takeover of the government at every possible level.

Sorry, there are just too many things that are going on with them that they aren’t being helped along in some way.

If they truly wanted to be peaceful, the only thing that would be on their person was a protest sign. Not a rock or worse.

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best revealed at a Wednesday press conference that police discovered explosives, smoke bombs and other weapons in a van stationed at the weekend protests.

Saturday’s demonstration, promoted by the Youth Liberation Front in support of protesters in Portland, erupted in violence. Best said over the weekend that officers used blast balls, pepper spray and 40mm sponge-tip rounds, while some in the crowd of protesters broke windows and started fires. At one point, she said, someone threw an explosive that blew an 8-inch hole through a wall of the Police Department’s East Precinct, The Seattle Times reported.

Seattle Fire Department responded to multiple fires, including one that destroyed four trailers at a construction site, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins confirmed.

During Wednesday’s press conference, Best told reporters that officers saw a van following a group of protesters around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, before it stopped outside the East Precinct. At about the same time, she said, explosions started going off outside the precinct.

Best said a witness later told police they had seen baseball bats and explosives inside the same van earlier in the day.

As a result, investigators impounded the van and obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. Upon searching it, they discovered firework pyrotechnics, smoke bombs, stun guns, bear and pepper spray, makeshift spike strips and gas masks, the chief said.

Thus far, no arrests have been made in connection to the explosives in the van, the Times reported.

Nevertheless, Best said that items found in the van demonstrates “evidence that not everyone who comes to these protests are peaceful. Peaceful protesters do not show up in a van full of … explosives.”

THE ITEMS PICTURED BELOW WERE DISCOVERED IN A VAN STATIONED AT THE WEEKEND RIOTS IN SEATTLE. (Seattle Police Department)

Some of the devices police discovered in a van stationed at the weekend protests. (SPD)
Some of the devices police discovered in a van stationed at the weekend protests. (SPD)
Some of the devices police discovered in a van stationed at the weekend protests. (SPD)
Some of the devices police discovered in a van stationed at the weekend protests. (SPD)
Some of the devices police discovered in a van stationed at the weekend protests. (SPD)

Mayor Jenny Durkan, still trying to spin the abhorrent behavior as acceptable, said the crowd was mostly peaceful, but the group associated with the explosives seemed “well-organized with this kind of destructive power.”

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