Not all of the marches in Seattle became unruly on May Day this year. I wanted to make sure this report got out to readers as well.
SEATTLE — Immigration was on the minds of most May Day protestors who gathered at a sunny Judkins Park.
“We’re here today, to advocate immigration reform,” said John Martinez.
But among the peaceful protestors, there were also are several anarchists, they’re faces covered, and some worried things could get ugly.
“That’s always a problem if there’s some disturbance or some incident,” said Martinez.
Protestors said during the march they had several monitors watching for anyone committing violence, and were ready to report it to police.
And there were a lot of police, on foot, on bike, on horse, and seemingly on every corner.
“We certainly up-staffed from last year,” said Seattle Police Captain Chris Fowler. “We have quite a few out here.”
Officers said they’re much more prepared this year than in 2012 when anarchists did a lot of damage in the downtown corridor.
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