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Seattle May Day protest turns violent; 17 arrested

- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 2, 2013

Seventeen were arrested for hurling objects at police in a Wednesday evening May Day protest in Seattle that turned violent.

Police said in CNN that crowds began to throw rocks, bottles, fireworks, pipes and even a skateboard at police, leaving eight officers injured. Most of their injuries were minor; one, however, was hit hard in the knee with a 4-inch rock.

Meanwhile, a woman driving by the scene was injured when a protester threw a glass bottle at her windshield, CNN reported.

Police ultimately fired off flash-bang grenades to calm the chaos, CNN said.

The 17 who were arrested were charged with destruction of property and with assault, CNN reported.

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