Stunner: Mostly Peaceful May Day March Turns Violent in Seattle, Eight Cops Injured

Posted by on May 02, 2013 at 7:53 am
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Gee, who could have seen this coming? Well, except for the fact every year these so-called “peaceful” protests turns violent.

Seattle police were determined during the day to let protesters peacefully move about the city while not tolerating lawbreaking affecting property and peoples’ safety. By nightfall, police were using pepper spray and pushing protesters back. The night ended with 18 arrests and eight officers.

Hundreds of sign-carrying, flag-waving demonstrators jammed downtown streets Wednesday in a series of May Day marches and rallies — some at the peak of afternoon rush hour — protesting capitalism, promoting worker rights and pushing for changes in federal immigration laws.

From the Central Area to Capitol Hill to downtown, the daytime marches and rallies were peaceful. But by 8 p.m. the scene was starting to show signs reminiscent of May Day 2012, when groups of demonstrators, including black-clad anarchists, broke free from a march and smashed windows in businesses, a courthouse and cars.

Well, they only have to harken back to 2012 to know these animals were going to riot.

By evening’s end Wednesday, police were pushing the mob back using pepper spray, there were 18 arrests and eight officers injured — mostly scrapes and bruises — and the streets were littered with debris.

From the start, police seemed determined to carry out their main goal: Let protesters peacefully move about the city while not tolerating lawbreaking affecting property and safety.

Memo to the Seattle PD: Communist agitators  are not peaceful. Meanwhile, some illegals are demanding respect and want to be treated with dignity. Why, of course.

At the rally in Judkins Park, Pablo Alvarado, of Shelton, Mason County, wore long sheets of sketch paper over his clothes, scrawled with marker: “We are not immigrants, not criminals … not foreigners” it said on the front. And on the back it added: “We are original inhabitants of this continent.”

Alvarado, who said he was an undocumented worker originally from Mexico, said he wanted to achieve legal status and to be treated with dignity.

Try not being a criminal first and we’ll work from there, OK, Pablo? By the way, did we mention things were peaceful until all the violence broke out?

Several dozen protesters, many using bandanas to cover their faces, began clashing with police in downtown Seattle hours after a peaceful immigrant-rights march ended.

Naturally the Associated Press pushed this peaceful nonsense.

Several dozen protesters, many using bandanas to cover their faces, began clashing with police in downtown Seattle hours after a peaceful immigrant-rights march ended.

Even the ass-kissing mayor of Seattle said things were peaceful. Up until all the violence broke out.

Despite lacking a permit to march, Seattle police escorted them as through downtown.

“That first march came downtown. It was absolutely peaceful…it was almost a festive affair and they had some serious messages, too, that they wanted to express. No incidents whatsoever,” McGinn said. “The second march was very different, and it wasn’t just merely because it was unpermitted. I think it also had to do with the nature of the individuals in it and what they wanted to do.”

Gee, ya think? More photos of the mostly peaceful violence from Twitchy.

 

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9 Responses to “Stunner: Mostly Peaceful May Day March Turns Violent in Seattle, Eight Cops Injured”

  1. prefounder on 2/02/13 at 10:00 am

    8 coppers who will now retire on fake disability…….
    Was listening to the beaner police scan after FEDS saved life of mass murderer they wanted a new contract for reward for what I’ve no clue of but tween the atta boys ( for doing nothing ) there were chants of new contract.
    Stil waiting for more articles from UK papers on what and who they saw at apartment.

  2. Rob Crawford on 2/02/13 at 12:29 pm

    I wonder if that illegal realizes that neither “Pablo” nor “Alvarado” are indigenous names. Both have their roots in Europe.

  3. Tam on 2/02/13 at 12:53 pm

    No kidding, Rob Crawford. Along similar lines, I’m always baffled why these mostly peaceful original inhabitants of the continent who refuse to “speak the language of the conqueror” speak SPANISH.

  4. observer on 2/02/13 at 1:11 pm

    Irony to the ultimate with the name Pedro Alvarado. Alvarado was the most brutal conquistador in Cortez’s entourage during the conquest of Mexico’s equally brutal Aztec empire. He was most noted for is harem numbering in the hundreds and his even more numerous Hijos de Alvarado (bastard children). None more stupid on earth than the radical illegal crowd.

  5. PJ on 2/02/13 at 2:36 pm

    “Despite lacking a permit to march”

    Was this an undocumented march?!

    Oh, that’s right, only tea partiers need permits, cuz they’re so violent.

  6. werewife on 2/02/13 at 5:40 pm

    I wonder how many of the “indigenous” people who’ve succeeded in making it all the way to Seattle still speak Nahuatl. When I was down in Peru in the 70s, the sure sign that a local was unlikely ever to leave his home village was if he spoke only Quechua and hadn’t learned Spanish…

  7. Fuqdat on 2/02/13 at 8:39 pm

    Good thing it was only “scrapes and bruises”, because that makes it ok to assault an officer of the law. Wonder how this reporter would react if he received ” scrapes and bruises” from the police?