Five Officers Injured In Anti-Capitalist Battle For Seattle

Seattle, Washington May 1, 2016
Lee Stranahan
Seattle, WA

SEATTLE-Five police officers are hurt after an hours-long riot by hundreds of black clad anti-capitalists that spread across the city on May Day. Nine people were arrested.

Breitbart News was following the angry marchers as police tactics led them out of the downtown Seattle and into an industrial zone miles away.

As the Seattle Times reported:

The city unleashed a massive deployment of police officers in riot gear — on foot, on bicycles, on horseback and in vehicles — to control the crowd of dozens of masked-protesters who began massing in Westlake Park for the unpermitted march shortly after 5 p.m.

Unlike previous years, however, police quickly herded the mob of several hundred black-clad protesters out of Seattle’s business district, using a choreographed rolling blockade of bicycle officers and vans to shuttle cops in riot gear ahead of the crowd to cut off escape routes.

These exclusive photos from Lee Stranahan and Shane Stranahan show what was happening on the ground.

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This morning on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, Breitbart’s lead investigative reporter Lee Stranahan talked about how the anarchy in the streets relates to the larger war on cops, as evidenced by the new crime bill currently snaking its way through Congress: