Police: 5 shot in Seattle not related to anti-Trump protest

SEATTLE, Wash. (KXAN/AP) — The shooting of five people in downtown Seattle Wednesday night is not related to a nearby anti-Trump protest, police say.

At around 7 p.m. Pacific time, gunshots were heard in downtown. The Seattle Fire Department says two of the five have life-threatening injuries.

Live video from the scene shows hundreds of protesters moving peacefully through the streets of Seattle, separate from the violent incident near Pine Street and Third Avenue.

Protesters were heard chanting, “He’s racist, he’s sexist, he doesn’t represent us,” referring to the president-elect.

A protest earlier Wednesday in Austin saw hundreds march through downtown, blocking two major bridges and traffic for several hours. Austin police said they would allow the protest to move forward and described it as peaceful.

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