17 arrested in violent Seattle May Day protests

I forgot to wish all my commie friends out their a happy May Day. Unfortunately, in some places it wasn't very happy. Specifically, in Seattle, the celebrations got a little out of hand. CNN: A May Day protest in downtown Seattle turned violent Wednesday night, with police saying they resorted to pepper spray to disperse demonstrators who pelted them with whatever was at hand. Seattle Police said the crowd tossed rocks, bottles, metal pipes, fireworks -- and even a skateboard. The clashes left eight officers with injuries, and police said they arrested 17 people, on various offenses including property destruction and assault. The injured officers suffered mostly mostly bumps and bruises with the exception. One officer, however, was struck in the knee by a fist-sized rock, Seattle Police said. During the clashes, police deployed flash-bang grenades and tackled unruly protesters to the ground. Other demonstrators ran through the fog created by tear gas wearing masks and...(Read Full Post)