That was when, Avery said, out of nowhere, a police officer fired mace at the group.
The footage captures the outrage of protesters after the boy is maced who demand to know why police sprayed a child with the chemical irritant, and made no attempt to help.
Since then, Hreha has been arrested and spent two days in jail for what some are calling police retribution for a video which went viral.
“I would say that you were targeting my boy,” Avery told the Guardian, asked what he would say to police.
“No officer, who’s paid to protect, chose to stand up, break the ranks, go help this child,” he said.
After the first weekend of protests in Seattle, the city’s office of police accountability (OPA) reported at least 12,000 complaints.
Seattle PD referred a further request for comment to the city attorney, which said the Seattle PD had not yet referred the case. »