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May Day 2016

Editor's note: Two different protests occurred in Seattle during May Day, according to the Seattle Times. At 3 p.m. PT, a peaceful march for worker and immigrant rights began in the city's Central District and ended downtown after several hours. Anti-capitalist demonstrators gathered in downtown Seattle at around 6 p.m. and shortly after, the protests escalated, with batons and molotov cocktails thrown at police and officers responding with pepper spray. Five officers sustained injuries and none of them life-threatening, according to Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole. While there's no specific number on civilian injuries yet, she says no life-threatening injuries or major property damage has been reported from the second demonstration. - Imana

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Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole: 'The demonstrators put some innocent people in jeopardy ... Unfortunately, once assaults started and property damage started, we took action. It's that simple'

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray: Only a small group caused escalation that prompted 9 arrests, injured 5 officers; commends earlier peaceful May Day protest on immigration and worker rights - KIRO 7 live stream

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Seattle police say 5 officers injured, 9 arrests made during May Day protests

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Upcoming: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole will hold a press conference on May Day protests, clashes with police at 9:45 p.m. PT. We will post updates.

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Seattle police make 2 more arrests, contain small group of May Day protesters at Costco parking lot; officers slowly allowing small groups to disperse

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Seattle police say officers have made 6th arrest from May Day protests

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#BREAKING: Protesters now pushing over freight pallets at @Costco store near SODO. >> https://t.co/k7Dwk7yAJZ - @KIRO7Seattle

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Seattle police say another officer confirmed injured, 2 more arrests made during May Day protests; molotov cocktails reportedly being thrown at officers

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Washington State Patrol called in to help Seattle Police Department in responding to May Day protests - KIRO 7 Seattle

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Video: Flash bangs deployed on crowd on 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle May Day protests; at least 1 arrest made - @TLinkomo4

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#BREAKING: @SeattlePD make first arrest of #MayDaySea on 2nd and James St. - @KIRO7Seattle

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Injured officer has sustained a head/facial laceration and is now receiving treatment. #MayDaySea - @SeattlePD

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More: Seattle police commanders issue dispersal order at downtown Seattle intersection, anyone remaining at scene is in violation of law

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#BREAKING: A KIRO 7 employee was just assaulted. #MayDaySea - @KIRO7Seattle

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Seattle police say 1 officer reportedly injured after responding to May Day march; rocks, flares, bricks being thrown in downtown area, officers deploying pepper spray in response

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Photo: Seattle police use pepper spray on protesters; crowd of May Day marchers moving south in downtown area - @DeLeon_Times

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Seattle police say there are reports of assaults on officers and broken windows during May Day march; Assistant Chief Steve Wilske says 'this is no longer a peaceful march'

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#BREAKING: Broken window at 4th and Pine St. Avoid the area if you can. https://t.co/o9CGTdMAkX #MayDaySea https://t.co/NSBFNJyI2Y - @KIRO7Seattle

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A few officers in downtown Seattle's Westlake Center have already reported being struck with sticks or batons during May Day protest - KIRO 7 Seattle

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