posted on May, 1 2013 @ 11:35 PM
UPDATE AT 8:48 P.M.: A window at Pine and Broadway has been shattered as protesters head up Capitol Hill. The crowd has dwindled.
One protester is blaming Seattle police for inciting the violence.
Jordan Eisen, 23, who works at Seattle Central CC, called the police conduct absurd.
“They’re making this into a war zone when it’s not,” he said.
He said last year people the protesters sparked the violence. This year, the cops did it.
“If you’re in a crowd and you’re surrounded by police in riot gear you get defensive,” he said.
UPDATE AT 9:23 P.M.: Seattle police say one officer was injured when he was hit by an object that was thrown near Minor and Pine shortly after 8 p.m.
The extent of the officer’s injuries was not immediately known.
A total of 11 adults and two juveniles have been arrested, police said.
A police official said officers began making arrests after they were pelted with “boulders,” rocks and bottles.
UPDATE AT 9:16 P.M.: Some people on Capitol Hill are cleaning up the mess left behind by the protesters/vandals.
UPDATE AT 8:56 P.M.: Protesters set up a blockade of overturned newspaper racks and trash cans at East Pine Street and Harvard Avenue. A lot of trash
in the street.
Police continue to push the mob. Several windows on the Walgreens at Pine and Broadway have been shattered
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