This street medic was arrested during a Seattle protest, then jailed in isolation because he’s transgender

Joaquin Uribe, a volunteer medic during the Seattle protests for racial justice, was accused of assaulting a police officer during a protest and was arrested. He then spent most of the 46 hours he was in jail in isolation because he is transgender.

Uribe refutes the officer’s allegation, and says it was the arresting officer who left him with multiple injuries, including a puncture wound in his abdomen.

KUOW Public Radio