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Published On: Thu, May 2nd, 2013

SWAT Teams Clash With Seattle May Day Protestors, Damage To Business Is Heavy

Seattle May Day protestors got rowdy and out of hand resulting in several arrests made by the Seattle Police Department. Damage was done to Walgreens and several other stores. Bill’s On Broadway sustained damage to windows and doors, as Broadway was a major concern for police on the scene. The East Precinct became a hot bed of activity, as well as Boysen and Pine. Police found themselves having to deal with an increasingly out-of-control crowd, as they surrounded vendors to protect the banks such as Wells Fargo.

All arrests are heading to the West Precinct. The crowd has begun to disperse, but not before the damage was done – as seen below.

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Coverage of the violent protests was about as sad as the media can get. As they try to protect the Seattle May Day protestors, people have lost money and capital in businesses that they put countless hours into in order to make a living. Twitter users took notice:

An eyewitness on the scene had a very different take on how and why the violence took place today:

 

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