Police in Seattle declared an Antifa May Day protest to be a riot after marchers reportedly assaulted cops and a small child. The rioters continued, marching into the streets committing crimes.
Antifa began a May Day demonstration in Cal Anderson Park in Seattle on Saturday evening, according to a tweet from the Seattle Police Department. The protest became violent as Antifa began throwing flares, bottles, eggs, paint, and a bag filled with an unidentified liquid.
Crowd at Broadway and Pine is throwing bottles, rocks, and paint at officers. Police are now issuing a dispersal order and are making two arrests.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 1, 2021
Independent journalist Katie Daviscourt tweeted a video showing police following the marchers and saying someone in the crowd had assaulted a small child a few minutes earlier.
I am on the ground in Seattle for May Day. pic.twitter.com/48z5tKV1jM
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) May 1, 2021
Daviscourt reported police were unable to identify the person who actually committed the assault and not make an arrest in that case.
Update on Antifa’s assault of a small child at today’s May Day march in Seattle: SPD attempted to identify the suspect but failed to do so. Therefore, no arrest was made on the individual during the March.
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) May 2, 2021
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