Washington Police Clash With Anti-Racism Protesters in Chinatown

Protesters clashed with officers in Washington’s Chinatown on April 17 during a demonstration against racism and police brutality sparked by recent police shootings.

Three adults and a 15-year-old were arrested, local media reported. The adults were charged with assault on a police officer and possession of a destructive device and the 15-year-old was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, reports said.

Social media footage from the protest showed fireworks exploding in front of the Chinatown arch and smoke fuming out of the vandalized Christopher Columbus fountain near Union Station.

Footage shared by Twitter user @superman747474 shows police pushing protesters and telling them to “back off” before fireworks are set off near the officers. Credit: @superman747474 via Storyful