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May 6, 2013 at 7:48 AM

May Day protests turn violent

Seattle police did well but could have made more arrests May Day protesters run for cover as police officers deploy concussion grenade to disperse the crowd in downtown Seattle. (Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times) I, for one, was happy to see the increased police action at this year’s May Day marches [“Day of peaceful protests turns…

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May 5, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Olympia roommates jailed over May Day ’12, refused to testify

Pair deserved jail time Nobody likes to be a snitch, and solitary confinement may have been too harsh in this case, but Katherine Olejnik and Matthew Duran were rightfully imprisoned for contempt of court [“Pair jailed over May Day in ’12 steer clear — again,” NWThursday, May 2]. I don’t believe for a minute the contention that…

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May 3, 2013 at 7:32 AM

May Day protests turn violent

Violence distracts from protesters’ message A protester is arrested near Westlake Park during the May Day protest in Seattle on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) A little night music at the May Day rally yesterday, and the next morning, all they’re talking about is the violence [“Day of peaceful protests turns rowdier…

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