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A Woman Has Died After Being Hit By A Car During Protests In Seattle

A Woman Has Died After Being Hit By A Car During Protests In Seattle

A woman has died in hospital due to her injuries after being hit by a car during a protest in the US city of Seattle, Washington, according to Seattle Times.

Summer Taylor was 24 years old and died at Harborview medical center. The second victim, 32-year-old Diaz Love, from Portland, Oregon, is in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

According to the newspaper, the driver drove into a crowd of demonstrators on a partially blocked roadway and was detained.

The driver of the car was 27-year-old Davit Skeleton from Seattle. He was booked into the King County jail on Saturday morning.

Earlier, in July, in Seattle, the police eliminated the "Autonomous Zone." Law enforcement officers dispersed the protesters and cleared the so-called "Autonomous zone of Capitol Hill."

On June 11, US President Donald Trump called demonstrators in Seattle domestic terrorists.

Against the backdrop of mass protests related to the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police, demonstrators in Seattle occupied several blocks in the Central part of the city and on June 8 declared this territory "an Autonomous zone of Capitol hill", which is not subject to state authorities.