Skip to comments.'May Day' protests turn violent in Downtown Seattle
Posted on 05/01/2012 1:53:53 PM PDT by MountainLoop
SEATTLE -- Some May Day protestors are running rampant in Downtown Seattle, smashing windows at businesses and cars as they marched through city streets Tuesday afternoon.
Video from Air 4 has shown smashed windows at a Wells Fargo, a Downtown Federal Courthouse, and Niketown, among others.
KOMO News reporter Joel Moreno says he and his photographer had been hit with a paint bomb while covering the march and ensuing riot.
He says about 50 people clad in all black outfits were throwing paint at buildings and cars, marking the anarchist symbols, "but there were certainly others not dressed in black participating in criminal behavior."
The march itself began with about 200 people and then the group in black inserted itself into the middle of the parade body.
"They wasted no time," Moreno said. "They went about two blocks before they started damaging property."
Moreno said that's when he was hit with a paint bomb. But up ahead he started hearing glass shatter.
"We turned the corner and saw large storefronts at Wells Fargo smashed in," he said. "We saw a firebomb of some sort at the U.S. Court of Appeals where they went in and bashed the windows." Moreno said it looks like a firebomb was lobbed inside: "We saw smoke coming from inside the windows."
As protestors smashed windows at Niketown, store owners at nearby American Eagle store blocked their doors while customers were still inside in an effort to keep rioters out.
Police were using pepper spray, said a Seattlepi.com photographer who was caught in a melee.
There are no word on the number of any arrests.
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Korean store owners had it right.
Watching it now.
I wonder if the media people pelted with paint bombs are sympathetic or remain sympathetic to these wackadoodles. (my daughter calls me this). :)
Watch for the “sympathy” the MSM shows for these thugs.
I’d definitely get into trouble here, if I said what I’m thinking should be done to them. So I won’t.
Rioters and looters should be shot down like rabid dogs and their bodies left to rot in the streets.
Not surprising. Communists have always been for the aggressive use of force. They sure love bloody revolutions. They are only against war because it benefits America, not for some noble goal.
You handed your country over to these people America.
What do you want me to say?
I was just talking to my hubby who works downtown, very close to the Wells Fargo building. We were hoping that he could get out of work early and miss a lot of this; but, I guess not. He will be home late I guess (he takes the bus).
THAT’s *exactly* what I wanted to say, AB!!
Property damage to this extent is a felony in the State of Washington.
The use of deadly force can be used in the State of Washington to stop a felony.
Ready, Aim, Fire.
Miss me yet?
My mom also works downtown at Safeco and the “protest” is supposed to end in front of her building. I hope she leaves early.
Imagine that! And they will not be called for their ACTUAL destructive nature, but TEA Partiers are harrassed for NO destruction.
I always thought that the protesters liked to smash windows early so they can get to work/get in line at Starbucks after the places had time to reopen after the damage.
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