Purported Antifa protesters on Saturday built a snow barrier outside the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, a move that blocked police from responding to emergencies during a snow storm.
A crowd of around a dozen demonstrators cheered as the police vehicle struggled to bypass the snow barrier, a separate video of the incident shared by journalist Andy Ngo on Twitter shows.
Journalist Ngo added: “Overnight, #antifa in Seattle gathered to pile snow on one of the driveways of the Seattle Police east precinct (where CHAZ used to be). They stopped police from being able to drive out to respond to calls during the snow storm.”
The far-left, anarcho-communist Antifa network is vehemently against the police, frequently calling for the abolition of police departments and jails.
Instagram user “seattleblmfairy“ uploaded a 15-minute long video in which one of the demonstrators can be heard saying that the crowd are ”just having a friendly snowball fight here at the East Precinct.”
The “cops are being aggressive and violating people’s rights,” another can be heard saying.
One police officer with the precinct addresses the crowd, telling them that they “cannot block police from exiting a police vehicle precinct.”
Another officer attempts to push a member of the group away from the snow barrier, before two others say “stop touching her“ and ”we’re literally not blocking your building.”
After the snow barrier is cleared by officers, they head back inside the precinct while the group continue to hurl snowballs and shout at them.
The Seattle Police Department didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by The Epoch Times. It is unclear whether any arrests were made.