Monday, May 2, 2016

The Fourth Annual May Day Clash in Seattle

(Image from:  Q13's May Day 2016 Live Updates)

Well, I guess it was too much to ask for that the first day of May would end peacefully.

My wife and I had a pleasant and productive day, but for some of our Seattlite friends and neighbors yesterday was anything but pleasant:  The "anti-capitalist" march turned violent resulting in 5 police officers being injured and 9 rioters arrested.

It's getting to the point where I don't remember a peaceful May Day here in the Pacific Northwest, especially when anarchists show up and consider themselves "Ungovernable."

But according to Evan Bush, anarchist-agitated violence has only occurred during the past four years, giving us a 5-year lull from the 1999 WTO Riots.

I'd like a lifetime lull from now on.

Unfortunately, we can expect more calls-to-arms, like this one, as part of an annual Pacific Northwest tradition:

(Image from:  It's Going Down--May Day Across North America)

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