Counter-protesters clashed with a group of anti-sharia demonstrators in Seattle, as similar protests were staged across the U.S. by a grassroots organization focusing on national security. Jillian Kitchener reports.
Fists flew in Seattle, Saturday, when Counter-protesters confronted a smaller group of anti-sharia protesters... denouncing the Islamic legal and moral code that organizers say poses a threat to American freedoms. But critics say they're spreading anti-Muslim hatred. Police used pepper spray to control the clashes and officers arrested at least three people, here. ACT for America, a self-described grassroots organization focusing on national security, held rallies in various U.S. cities. The organization says sharia justifies the oppression of women and homosexuality, and advocates female genital mutilation. But critics say the rallies are part of a wave of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment fueled by President Donald Trump. The Council on American-Islamic Relations urged Muslims to take extra precautions against potential violence over the weekend.