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Watching clips on the news of some of these rejects vandalizing buildings and causing damage. Going around smashing windshields and slashing tires, I mean really? What the hell is the point?


SEATTLE — May Day protests turned violent early Tuesday afternoon as a cluster of about 50 demonstrators dressed in black and carrying poles smashed windows and clashed with police in the downtown Seattle retail core.

Swarms of police on bikes and in riot gear attempted to corral the demonstrators with batons and some tear gas.

The vandals, some of them calling themselves Black Blockers, broke out the front windows of Niketown and several windows of American Apparel next door. A Fidelity Investments was tagged with graffiti. Car windows were also smashed.

The U.S. Court of Appeals, at Fifth Avenue and Seneca Street, closed after windows were smashed, fireworks were set off and protesters shot paintballs at the building.

Police said the vandalism started about 12:35 p.m. PDT, damaging at least three banks, as well as several cars and storefronts.

Seattle police made several arrests, according to KING 5.

The march was intended to coincide with citywide general strike. Most of the march, which ended with speeches and a hip-hop performance at Westlake Park, was peaceful.

Liam Wright, said the march was an anti-capitalist protest. He led the crowd in a chant: “When the people of the world are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!”

The May Day protests coincided with marches and called general strikes in other cities, including New York and Detroit. In Portland, police also clashed with black-clad demonstrators.

By about 1:20 p.m., the vandals largely dispersed, mingling with 500 or so protesters gathered at Westlake Park.

Lisa Marcus, carrying a bucket of tulips and lilacs on her bicycle, handed out leaflets opposing oil extraction from the Alberta tar sands. At Seattle Central Community College, Michael Pham, vice president for administrative services, said the rally didn’t disrupt classes. The marchers were a mix of students and others.

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They just showed an interview with one Anarchist saying they are fed up with corporate America and people should support their violence and if they don't they are not one of there "brothers" They showed his buddy also all dressed in black with a high quality camera with a huge power lens on it. I wonder how he got that?

Most of these tools have no clue what they are demanding or protesting.

They say they are protesting the system, but without it, I bet most would be broke living under bridges.

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At least they are trying to do something, whether it be poorly executed or not. So many people just sit at home, and give these people crap, yet have done anything in their lives to help the greater good.

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