City Critical Mass: Eye-Witness Account No. 3
From Ilsa Govan, a Seattle public school teacher…
As I pulled up on my bike I saw at least two strong-looking men grabbing a guy on his bike and throwing him to the ground. It appeared to be a few angry motorists who were starting a brawl. They then proceeded to punch the guy (Jace I later found out) on the ground. While they were hitting him, Zack and a couple of other guys tried to pull them off. Zack exchanged punches with one of the attackers, defending himself and Jace, and several people continued to try and pull everyone apart.
It was only at that point that I heard the man still hitting Jace say, "Police. You are under arrest. Stop resisting." I remember that exactly, because of the irony of them resisting arrest. By that time, they had Zack on the ground and were continuing to hit him, despite the fact that he was not fighting back. After they announced that they were police, everyone backed off a bit and I saw no resistance from either of the bikers who were arrested.
It was only after they put both bikers in the back of the van that they turned on their sirens and lights. Otherwise, there was no way to identify this as a police vehicle.