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Violence erupts in Seattle as May Day marchers face off with police

Violence erupts in Seattle as May Day marchers face off with police

Hurling rocks, bricks and even Molotov cocktails, anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police in downtown Seattle on Sunday as May Day mayhem erupted again following a peaceful march.

By 9:45 p.m., at least five officers had been injured and at least nine people had been arrested, Seattle police reported. One injured officer suffered a head injury when he was struck by a rock.

The city unleashed a massive deployment of police officers in riot gear on foot, on bicycles, on horseback and in vehicles to control the crowd of dozens of masked protesters who began massing in Westlake Park for the unpermitted march shortly after 5 p.m.

Unlike previous years, however,...

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