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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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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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To: Lurker

and our President is in Afghanistan now predicting and apologizing to our soldiers because some of them are going to die in the coming months before it’s all over ...

My heart just WEEPS for our soldiers in uniform serving — good and decent Americans sacrificing so much, while THESE vermin, running around causing chaos — yet will receive the minimal punishment for it.

This country is MESSED up!!!


51 posted on 05/01/2012 3:07:54 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: equaviator
Somebody tell me...what’s so constitutional about what these assh*les are doing?

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I doubt than any of this group has read the Constitution. Many of them appear to be nothing more than thugs and criminals.

52 posted on 05/01/2012 3:15:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MountainLoop

These little shits took out a window of my business....


53 posted on 05/01/2012 3:17:03 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Lurker

I do agree with your point in principle.

It’s not that easy, though, in this city. Even though Washington is an open carry state, the city itself is decidedly gun-unfriendly. Anybody discharging a firearm in defense of a business will get put through the wringer.

Most people have already left this area, not because we’re afraid but because the protesters are going to seriously muck up the bus routes with their march. Most everyone relies on mass transit here, not that many people drive into the city.


54 posted on 05/01/2012 3:17:18 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

See post 49.


55 posted on 05/01/2012 3:18:54 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
In a “demonstration like these” a shouting voice is lost in the noise, but the sharp sound of a 9mm is truly heard.

I think this situation calls for evil, scary, black, semi-automatic assault rifles, chambered in 5.56 or 7.62, with detachable magazines [detachable drums for the truly evil 'rethuglican'], bayonet lugs, and pistol grips.

I also think the estates of the perps should be held responsible for not only the broken windows, but also the expended ammunition.

56 posted on 05/01/2012 3:20:12 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: SandyInSeattle

In the end, our principles are all we really have.

And I have a hard time believing that even a Seattle jury would convict a business owner or employee who shot someone who was preparing to throw a firebomb an occupied building. If that’s true then your city is truly lost and you should be making plans to get out as soon as humanly possible.


57 posted on 05/01/2012 3:21:45 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: MountainLoop
KOMO News reporter Joel Moreno says he and his photographer had been hit with a paint bomb while covering the march and ensuing riot.

Friendly fire.

58 posted on 05/01/2012 3:26:07 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: C210N

I saw a clip of that part.


59 posted on 05/01/2012 3:26:28 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: C210N

I saw a clip of that part.


60 posted on 05/01/2012 3:26:46 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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