We're now getting reports of group smashing windows @ Broadway/Pine business. #SeaMayDay—
Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 02, 2013
Twitchy told you earlier this evening about the squad of citizen superheroes patrolling the streets of Seattle as anarchists and hooligans ramped up their May Day shenanigans.
Things took a turn for the worse tonight, as expected. The Seattle Police Department documented the mischief and mayhem on Twitter. At first, things were light-hearted:
But the left-wing May Day mob went from Silly String … to broken windows:
To metal bars and hurled water bottles:
Next targets: The media.
Here come the metal pipes:
Police being targeted:
Protest turning uglier, beating on police car, trying to block officers. Cones flying into crowd by 5 & Olive—
Linda Byron (@LByronK5) May 02, 2013
The police have now fired blast balls (flash bangs) and “OC” (pepper spray) to try and disperse the mob. Twitchy will continue to monitor and update.
Update: Photos from the chaos in downtown Seattle.
Here’s the Seattle PD’s wrap-up.
This year there were 17 arrests.
Editor’s note: The title of this post has been updated to reflect the new arrest tally.