Police Break Up Encampment in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park

Seattle police moved to break up a homeless encampment in the Capitol Hill neighborhood’s Cal Anderson Park early on December 18, the city’s police department announced.

On Thursday, a federal judge denied an effort to halt law enforcement and city workers from emptying the park, clearing the way for the police to begin “dispersal” operations in the predawn hours of Friday. The encampment has been at the park since June, according to local reports.

Police were joined by park workers who tackled areas previously occupied by homeless residents and frequented by protesters. Shortly after 9.30 am, the Seattle Police Department announced that 10 arrests had been made.

This footage shows police vehicles and officers in the vicinity of the park on Friday morning. Credit: @_Matthiato via Storyful