In this photograph is Seattle Police Department Sergeant Hylton providing his business card after he communicated that his Lieutenant had declared the Antifa and Black Bloc counter protesters too dangerous, that they were "a threat to public safety", and that therefore he couldn't allow media to enter their area to photograph. There had already been an incident within the area when photojournalist Andy Ngo had entered and an infamous Antifa counter protester named Jamal Williams had indirectly threatened that Andy Ngo was going to be killed. Andy Ngo has published his video of Jamal Williams threatening him. Sergeant Hylton then ordered his officers, who had previously been facing the Antifa counter protesters to form an outward facing barricade and not let anyone pass. Regardless, it was possible to obtain valuable and documentary photographs of the Marxist / Communist / Antifa / Black Bloc / Anarchist counter protesters from the perimeter.