Milo attempted to give a talk. Leftists arrived to blockade the talk and prevent people from entering. The blockade was allowed to succeed, in that only those who came early got in. People who merely arrived on time were prevented from entering.
Bricks, firecrackers and paint were thrown at officers and others — and then a gunshot rang out.
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said there were no arrests and no serious injuries other than the shooting on the UW campus. “Things went well,” she said
Evidently I am a bit old fashioned, but it seems to me that if bricks are thrown, and people are prevented from going where they wish by violence and the threat of violence, there damn well should have been some arrests.
If you allow violence, violence will escalate. Hence the shooting. My guess is that someone who was unaware of events was suspected of attempting to attend the meeting, probably wrongly, was attacked, and defended himself. Because that is what happens when some privileged people are allowed to engage in violence with impunity. The police presence is to not to keep ordinary people safe, but to enable impunity, to keep those who are attacking people safe.
Smoke grenades and such are merely providing the drama to entertain violent people. Violent people need to be arrested and removed from society.