Olympia Police: “This mob is trying to harm people. We are engaging.”
Progressive activists certainly had a busy day Monday.
First, they staged “A Day Without Immigrants“, which went unnoticed by most hard-working, tax-paying Americans.
Afterwards, they staged “peaceful” demonstrations in support of the workers who would be hurt by illegal immigrants. Unfortunately, a few of those events turned violent.
Smoke bombs, fires were ignited, Molotov cocktails and other items were thrown at police during the rally in Portland, Oregon. Subsequently, the police cancelled the event permit after deeming it “a riot“.
Portland police arrested at least three people near Pioneer Square after a protest permit had been cancelled “due to actions of anarchists.” Police say anarchists destroyed a police car, set several fires in the street, damaged storefront windows and attacked police.
No injuries were immediately reported.
The mob even tossed cans of Pepsi at police, perhaps to mock Kendall Jenner’s infamous ad involving a riot being solved by the famous brand of cola.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) May 1, 2017
In Seattle, police requested the crowd assembled for the May Day event disperse after 3 people were arrested. Police were additionally concerned that pro-Trump “Cowboys” were going to take on the “Black Bloc” group that was thought responsible for the violence at the Berkeley, California protest in February .
Seattle police asked protesters to leave Westlake Park in downtown Seattle on Monday evening after three May Day protesters were arrested.
A man was arrested for throwing a rock just before 6 p.m. A witness said he threw it at President Trump demonstrators. Officers identified him as a 26-year-old from Olympia.
Police said a 30-year-old man was arrested for unlawful possession of a hunting-style knife just before 7 p.m.
A third person was arrested at about 7:45 p.m. Officers didn’t release details about the suspect or the arrest.
Supporters of President Trump, called the “Cowboys,” gathered at Westlake Park before 4:30 p.m. Shortly after, a group of “Black Bloc” protesters also arrived at the park. Officers separated the two groups after they began yelling at each other.
One Seattle resident took one look at the riot police that had assembled, and voluntarily dispersed himself.
Yet, because this is Seattle, the potential combatants did come to a peaceful resolution…over a joint.
— Jaskirat Singh Bawa (@JaskiratSB) May 2, 2017
In Olympia, Washington, protesters threw rocks at local police, and officers responded with flash bangs to move the crowd.
Arrests are being made after anarchists broke several windows in what Olympia police call a riot. Nearly five people are on the ground. Police are cuffing some of them with zip ties.
— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) May 2, 2017
Protesters are smashing windows in Olympia. Four windows have been broken. Police have ordered protesters to disperse. Protesters who do not leave are subject to arrest.
Mob is breaking windows on businesses. Leave the area or be subject to arrest. This mob is trying to harm people. We are engaging
— Olympia Police Dept (@OlyPD) May 2, 2017
The good news is that these events did not descend into the level of violence reported in Paris, France.
May Day in Paris turns violent with images showing riot cops in flames as left-wing protesters rally against Marine https://t.co/3qXi1O2yzy
— Julie Tomkins (@dondeljul) May 1, 2017
However, the “Black Bloc” and “Antifa” thugs seem to be revving up for even more violence during future events in this country.DONATE
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