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Seattle May Day Violence: 5 Police Injured in Clashes, 9 Arrested

May 02, 2016  | 

At least nine protesters were arrested and five police officers injured during May Day clashes in Seattle where flares, bricks, and Molotov cocktails were thrown, authorities said.

The anti-capitalist disorder followed a peaceful march earlier in the day by advocates for workers and immigrants — one of several nationwide events Sunday calling for better wages for workers and work permits for undocumented migrants, reports NBC News.

One officer was struck by a rock, one was hit by a Molotov, and a third was bitten, the Seattle Police Department said. The nature of the injuries to the other two officers was not immediately known.

The anti-capitalist demonstrators carried signs including one saying: "We Are Ungovernable."

Police deployed blast balls — small firework-like devices that give off a loud bang and a dose of pepper — amid reports of assaults on officers and broken windows.

Eight men aged between 20 and 32 and one juvenile female were arrested for offenses including property destruction, assault, and obstruction, police said.

Comments (3)

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Retired NY Boss @ 5/2/2016 7:50 PM

This is surprising...........HOW?

LEO (RET) @ 5/3/2016 11:42 AM

These protesters need to get a life. Let them live in Cuba if they don't like capitalism.

kevcopAz @ 5/5/2016 5:22 PM

I hope these folks are prosecuted. Problem is most of the time they are given "time served" and released. They should always be prosecuted to fullest extent, resisting arrest, riot (not just disorderly conduct either) and agg-assalut on PO etc. Always go for the felonies, do not deal out and perhaps these folks will think twice, as will their friends. As long as they get a night in jail and released without any further punishment these types of folks will continue to do these things. Something to think about with the current BLM and Presidential races this year.

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