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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 I, for one, was happy to see the increased police action at this year’s May Day marches [“Day of peaceful protests turns rowdier at night,” page one, May 2]. While citizens have the right to “peacefully” assemble, they in no way have any right to do so…


Comments | Topics: May Day, protests, rally

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…


| Topics: anarchy, jail, May Day

May 3, 2013 at 7:32 AM

May Day protests turn violent

Violence distracts from protesters’ message 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 at night,” page one, May 2].We won the eight-hour workday, 40-hour workweek, sick leave, medical care, competitive-wage scales and safe working conditions because labor…


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