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(SEATTLE) — What started as a peaceful May Day march in Seattle on Sunday led to several clashes with police.

Police in riot gear deployed blast balls during confrontations with the anti-Capitalist protesters and pepper spray was used to disperse the crowds. The Seattle Police Department said officers reported molotov cocktails being thrown at them.

At least seven people were arrested and two officers were injured, according to Seattle Police.

Seattle police said officers were directed to put on eye protection after protesters were reportedly seen putting something into spray bottles. Police also said there were continued reports of protesters throwing rocks and bottles, and property damage included broken windows.

The group of over 100 protesters marched through the streets for International Workers’ Day carrying signs including a large banner that said, “We are ungovernable.” When asked what they were protesting, they said they were angry with “the system,” and the people who run the government.


Some of the weapons collected at tonight’s protest, incl Molotov #MayDaySea pic.twitter.com/MRdfBuZYdi

— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 2, 2016


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