(Guest post by Michael Strickland)
The “International Worker’s Day” has turned into a full blown riot in Seattle, as police report black bloc anarchists hurled wrenches and rocks at police, injuring 3 officers. Police fired back with pepper spray, and arrested 15 people, as protesters ended the evening by starting a fire near Seattle Central Community College.
KING5 News reports Seattle Police Captain Chris Fowler tweeted “This is no longer demonstration management, this has turned into a riot.” 25 vehicles have been damaged thus far, a sculpture at the college was vandalized, and local police and state troopers had to block on ramps to the freeways.
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Seattle Post Intelligencer also reports that garbage cans were set on fire, and windows were smashed out in Urban Outfitters.