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May Day Protests: What Do You Think?

May Day and Occupy gathering-turned-protests roiled Seattle on Tuesday. Tell us what you think.

With the May Day gatherings and protests square in the public eye Tuesday, some, including Seattle's police chief, blame a small squad of anarchists for disrupting what had been billed as a peaceful day to honor workers.

May Day started quiet but that peace didn't last long, according to the seattlepi.com

In Seattle, some protestors, identified as about 30 Black Block protestors, smashed windows of large banks and corporate businesses, and vehicles have been damaged.

The Seattle Police Department reported on its blotter that it had made multiple arrests, and had seized "homemade incendiary devices and bags of feces."

KOMO Radio reported that Seattle City Hall was locked down.

Mayor Mike McGinn said in a press conference today about 2:45 p.m. that he signed a special order allowing police to confiscate items that might be used as weapons from the remaining 300 protesters in Westlake Center. Undercover police are reportedly in the crowd.

More protests were scheduled for 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Here are  links to coverage from Seattle-PI.com and SeattleTimes.com.

If you work or have been downtown today, tell us what happened where you were? Post photos and comments on Patch below. 

 

Phil Cooper May 02, 2012 at 07:42 AM
A bunch of stupid Bolshevik rabble, burning down their own house ...
Jeanne Gustafson May 03, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Thanks for commenting Phil. Would you be in support of the peaceful protests, sans breaking windows and general chaos?

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