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Seattle May Day protest marked by vandalism, arrests

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/02/2012

Kim Murphy

SEATTLE — Downtown Seattle erupted in chaos Tuesday as black-clad May Day demonstrators marauded through the shopping district, smashing plate glass windows at banks and retail outlets, spray-painting cars and slashing tires.
At least eight people had been arrested by early evening. May Day arrests also were reported in Portland, Ore., and New York.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed an emergency order authorizing police to confiscate sticks, tire irons, hammers and other implements that might be used for continued destruction.
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"Seattle May Day protest marked by vandalism, arrests", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 04/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/seattle-may-day-protest-marked-by-vandalism-arrests