Public meeting disrupted, two arrested

On November 11th at approximately 2:31 p.m. officers responded to the 2400 block of East Cherry Street for a large disturbance at a public meeting.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a public meeting was arranged to gather local pastors and community leaders in order to plan future programs and/or partnerships to help the community.  The meeting was attended by numerous community leaders and pastors and was advertised as open to the public.

At around 2:31 p.m. demonstrators began disrupting the meeting and refused to leave.  The event organizers cancelled the meeting and asked SPD to assist them in clearing and securing the building.

The SPD scene commander announced the order to disperse and vacate the building.  After the arrival of additional officers, most of the subjects vacated the building. Officers subsequently cleared and secured the building.

Two male suspects, 65 and 22 years of age, were arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespassing.