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'May Day' protests turn violent in Downtown Seattle
Komo News ^ | 5/1/12 | KOMO Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at komonews.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: anarchists; anarchy; mayday; maydayprotests; occupy; ows; seattle
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1 posted on 05/01/2012 1:54:07 PM PDT by MountainLoop
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To: MountainLoop

Commie sobs.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will wag the dog.)
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To: MountainLoop

Korean store owners had it right.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 1:58:41 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: MountainLoop

Watching it now.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 1:59:00 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I wonder if the media people pelted with paint bombs are sympathetic or remain sympathetic to these wackadoodles. (my daughter calls me this). :)


5 posted on 05/01/2012 2:00:42 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: MountainLoop

Watch for the “sympathy” the MSM shows for these thugs.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 2:01:13 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: MountainLoop

I’d definitely get into trouble here, if I said what I’m thinking should be done to them. So I won’t.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 2:02:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: MountainLoop
Graduates of the Barack Obamah School of Community Disruption!
8 posted on 05/01/2012 2:02:34 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: carriage_hill

Rioters and looters should be shot down like rabid dogs and their bodies left to rot in the streets.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 2:03:38 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: MountainLoop

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.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 2:04:08 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MountainLoop

You handed your country over to these people America.

What do you want me to say?


11 posted on 05/01/2012 2:04:15 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: MountainLoop

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).


12 posted on 05/01/2012 2:05:31 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: ArrogantBustard

THAT’s *exactly* what I wanted to say, AB!!


13 posted on 05/01/2012 2:06:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

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.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 2:06:53 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: MountainLoop

Ready, Aim, Fire.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 2:07:15 PM PDT by dainbramaged (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Miss me yet?

16 posted on 05/01/2012 2:07:38 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: LibertarianLiz

My mom also works downtown at Safeco and the “protest” is supposed to end in front of her building. I hope she leaves early.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 2:09:14 PM PDT by MountainLoop
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To: MountainLoop

Imagine that! And they will not be called for their ACTUAL destructive nature, but TEA Partiers are harrassed for NO destruction.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 2:10:25 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: LibertarianLiz
Here's hoping things wont be too bad for him.

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.

19 posted on 05/01/2012 2:11:37 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: MountainLoop
They better be safely in their ratholes come nightfall.
20 posted on 05/01/2012 2:11:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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- Barack Hussein Obama Junior











21 posted on 05/01/2012 2:12:48 PM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: carriage_hill

And I would probably agree with you.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 2:12:58 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Understand that they are doing this to provoke a
harder police presence at ALL demonstrations, thus
making things harder for Tea party and everyone else.

Thus all become “oppressed”, community organization
works best if ALL are pushed to the limit.

These are tried and true tactics of the left.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 2:15:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MountainLoop

So we’re in the middle of an economic downturn, trying to rebuild employment, and people think it’s cool to go on a destructive rampage against the very companies who try to help people get a job? What are these people? econuts or something?


24 posted on 05/01/2012 2:15:47 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: ArrogantBustard

Rioters and looters should be shot down like rabid dogs and their bodies left to rot in the streets.

...I can’t sanction that kind of violence, but, that being said, something of a pernicious nature should happen to these idiots...maybe conscription a la Dirty Dozen and being forced onto the front lines in a war zone and prime exposure to bodily harm...that, or maybe forced to listen for hours on end to recordings of our parish folk group doing Dan Shutte songs, can’t think of anything less appealling than that...


25 posted on 05/01/2012 2:17:59 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: 21twelve

I sure wouldn’t hesitate if they came after my business or store. The barrels on my 12 ga’s Remy 1187 & 870 would be glowing white hot.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 2:19:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: MountainLoop

Somebody tell me...what’s so constitutional about what these assh*les are doing?


27 posted on 05/01/2012 2:22:11 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: IrishBrigade

If we put them on the front lines and they all had signs saying “We support the terrorists” and they were still killed, it would be America’s fault for screwing over the muslims.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 2:23:30 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: MountainLoop

why would anyone be surprised?


29 posted on 05/01/2012 2:24:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: IrishBrigade
...I can’t sanction that kind of violence

Rioting and looting put innocent parties in immediate danger of death or grave bodily harm. Furthermore, widespread and major property damage and robbery are felonies, and are not likely to be stopped by reason or persuasion. Therefore, IMO the use of lethal force against rioters and looters is justified.

I'm old enough to remember cities going up in flames during riots.

30 posted on 05/01/2012 2:26:18 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: MountainLoop

Have they blown up any bridges yet?


31 posted on 05/01/2012 2:30:14 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: MountainLoop

Along with attacking an innocent Tap House Bar and Grill.

They haven’t started heading my way yet. They plan to end their little march at the Wells Fargo next door, but I intend to be long gone.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: IrishBrigade; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

You can’t sanction that kind of violence, huh? I’m sort of sure that if you were standing there, watching this collection of barbarians destroy that which you have dedicated you life and future to building, you wouldn’t be quite so calm and reasonable.
In a “demonstration like these” a shouting voice is lost in the noise, but the sharp sound of a 9mm is truly heard.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 2:30:38 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: MountainLoop

Seattle and San Francisco created their own toilet bowls. Let them swim in the poop.


34 posted on 05/01/2012 2:32:33 PM PDT by lazypadawan
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To: MountainLoop

Men in Black? Are Anarchistic Ninja’s taking over? LOL.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 2:33:04 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: MountainLoop

Shoot them.


36 posted on 05/01/2012 2:33:49 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: ArrogantBustard
"shot down"

That's a tad extreme. Plus you'd have the problem of disease with the rotting corpses. I think threatening them with a job would be worse for them. Working for a living would qualify as torture in the minds of most leftists.

37 posted on 05/01/2012 2:33:49 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: ArrogantBustard

I’m old enough to remember cities going up in flames during riots.

...true enough, I do as well, as I date back to high school in the mid 1960’s, remembering well the craziness in Newark, N.J...don’t know what to say about these asinine clowns...


38 posted on 05/01/2012 2:37:38 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: MountainLoop

The curious part of these annual marches is the useful idiots that attempt to give this celebration legitimacy by marching peacefully and giving cover to the violent marchers who are purposely trying to create incidents to further their agenda.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 2:39:02 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: driftless2; IrishBrigade
Next time these violent creeps set a city on fire (literally), you may re-think the "extremeness" of shooting them.

Until then ... I think IB's endless Dan Schutte concert is a good start, but would improve it by adding Marty Haugen, David Haas, and Carey Landry to the (dreadful) mix. I'd add that those who are not Catholic may not understand the full horror of what we're suggesting.

40 posted on 05/01/2012 2:41:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: MountainLoop

It’s going to be a loooong summer. More wilding incidents and just wait until Zimmerman goes free.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 2:46:22 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: IrishBrigade

Agreed rioters & looters should be shot on sight but not by the police but by shopkeepers & store owners. The Korean shop keepers in LA had the right idea during the Rodney King riots.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 2:46:34 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: MountainLoop

It’s time to start shooting these people. Check that, it’s past time to start shooting these people.


43 posted on 05/01/2012 2:48:11 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

P.U.!


44 posted on 05/01/2012 2:50:49 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: devolve

Why is cocaine called ‘blow’,anyway? Shouldn’t it be called ‘snort’?


45 posted on 05/01/2012 2:53:30 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

It’s called blow because some dork will sneeze
and blow a hundred dollars worth of coke off
the coffee table.


46 posted on 05/01/2012 2:55:54 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Lurker

Why are many replies talking about shooting these guys? They are clearly doing us ALL a service. This is furthering the Administration’s stimulus package. These black-clad economists are merely carrying out their knowledge of the “Broken Window” solution to a recession.


47 posted on 05/01/2012 2:56:47 PM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Have you seen that classic scene in Annie Hall?


48 posted on 05/01/2012 2:58:20 PM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

This is no slam at you personally so please don’t take it as one.

But...it’s time for decent people to STOP surrendering the streets to mobs. I assure you if this bunch came at my place of employment bent on mayhem 5 or 6 of us who depend on it for our livelihoods would quickly reduce the number of rock throwing criminals significantly.

People should not be running away from these thugs. They should be volunteering to bring their privately owned weapons to work with them and actively defend the employers who’s businesses help put food on their tables and roofs over their heads.

Once a few of these maggots catch bullets the situation will calm down very quickly.


49 posted on 05/01/2012 3:03:00 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: MountainLoop

Now more than ever I miss Ronald Reagan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF7e2rgzsrU


50 posted on 05/01/2012 3:04:42 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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