Video on social media showed a white auto traveling at a high rate of speed navigate around two vehicles positioned across the lanes as a barrier.
"Summer has been there since Day One standing up for Black lives".
Our condolences go out to the Taylor family during this tough time.
Authorities say a 24-year-old woman died Saturday of her injuries after she and another woman were hit by a auto on a closed highway in Seattle while protesting against police brutality.
Mead said at the press conference that protesters had shut down the interstate for 19 days in a row.
Troopers arrived and Kelete was arrested. But the closure has failed to halt protesters from gathering across the city, including on the freeway. The freeway, however, is "simply not a safe place" for protesters to gather, he added. "We feared something like this would happen", Mead said. He was charged with two counts of vehicular assault.
Kelete was booked into the King County Jail and was held without bail.
"Those [charges] could be upgraded depending on the progress of the investigation", Mead said. Unfortunately, Taylor has now died from her injuries.
"Summer is an incredibly strong and independent spirit", wrote Becky Gilliam, who organized the GoFundMe page that as of Sunday morning had raised more than $46,000. "They're trying to intimidate the most recent wave of BLM protesters to stop their movement".
It happened at around 1:30 AM on a stretch of the I-5 that was closed to traffic.
The injured protesters were taken to Harborview Medical Center, the Seattle Fire Department said.
Love had been broadcasting the protest for about two hours on Facebook Live under the caption "Black Femme March takes I-5". The Associated Press could not immediately reach her.
Protesters were on the freeway for more than an hour before the vehicle drove around the blockade around 1:36 a.m., Mead said.
Another video livestreamed a long, uneventful record of the protest - until, in the final 15 seconds, someone begins to scream, "Car! Car!"
Seattle has been the scene of protests over police brutality and systemic racism, including in a six-block area controlled by protesters after police abandoned their precinct - the Capitol Hill Organized Protest or Capital Hill Autonomous Zone.