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Seattle Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan wrote to Twitter to argue that much of the violence and destruction has been “instigated and perpetuated by white men.”

“I want to acknowledge that much of the violence and destruction, both here in Seattle and across the country, has been instigated and perpetuated by white men,” she wrote.

“These individuals experience the height of privilege and are co-opting peaceful demonstrations that were organized by and meant to center people of color, particularly Black Americans,” she added.

People immediately responded on social media:

Police officers were target across the U.S. last night, Fox News reported.

In St. Louis, Mo. four police officers were shot during protests in the city’s downtown area.

“Some coward” shot at officers while standing on the side of a police line, according to Police Chief John Hayden.

“As we speak we’re trying to get control out of this city, still hearing gunfire and everything,” Hayden said. I don’t know what else to say. This is horrible. Thank God, they’re alive.”

“The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that all of the officers were conscious and breathing after being rushed to the hospital,” Fox concluded.

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In Las Vegas, Nevada, an officer was shot in the head at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino on the Strip, according to Fox News.

A source told 8News Now that the officer was in a fight with another suspect when someone walked up behind and shot the officer.

Now the office is on life support.

Meanwhile, in Richmond, Va., two police officers and a suspect were injured after a shooting, according to NBC12.

RPD officers were called to investigate a report of an armed person on Semmes Avenue early Tuesday morning. When they arrived, gunfire erupted. The two cops and the suspect were taken to local hospitals.

In Buffalo, N.Y., an SUV plowed through a group of law enforcement during a Floyd demonstration, injuring at least two officers.

Video posted by a witness showed a line of officers, backed up by an armored personnel carrier, rushing and tackling a man who was being interviewed by a man with a TV camera about 9:30 p.m.

Moments later, officers ran as the SUV barreled through a cluster, with at least one appeared to go under the vehicle’s wheels. The SUV was then able to drive round an armored vehicle and speed off.

In a similar incident in the Bronx in New York City, an NYPD officer investigating reports of break-ins was struck by a vehicle early Tuesday in a hit-and-run. The officer is in a stable condition.

And in another incident in the Bronx, an NYPD officer was attacked by several men as witnesses recorded the incident.