- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police Chief Kathleen O’Toole says police made one arrest Monday night as demonstrators again targeted the city’s downtown Westlake Center mall area in protest of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who fatally shot a black teenager. The protest was peaceful.

Last Friday night, protesters did their best to disrupt downtown Seattle’s traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony and made their way inside the mall, prompting it to close early. Five people were arrested.

On Monday night, The Seattle Times reports police barred protesters from entering the mall.

The Times estimated the protest crowd at one point at about 200. Police Capt. Chris Fowler says 125 to 150 officers were deployed to deal with the protest. He says the one arrest was for pedestrian interference.

St. Louis County, Missouri, authorities announced Nov. 24 that a white police officer would not be charged in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


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