Seattle police, May Day protesters clash

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM

After a day of peaceful marches, the May Day protests in Seattle grew confrontational by evening. At least three people have been arrested in downtown Seattle, and police officers were clashing with protesters.

WATCH LIVE NOW: KING 5 News crews at the downtown May Day march

A "May Day Anti-Capitalist March" left Seattle Central Community College around 6:30 p.m. and were winding through the streets of the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The group of about 50-200 marchers walked north on Broadway, turned east on Olive and then veered south on 12th Avenue. Police had shut down the intersection at 12th and Pike, so the group veered toward Cal Anderson Park.

The group headed towards downtown Seattle and was last seen walking along 6th Avenue towards Westlake Park.

Seattle police said at least two people have been taken into custody.

KING 5 News crews are following the march and sharing the latest on Twitter.


 

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