The Seattle Times, “Remember when May Day was, ahem, fun? Readers share stories of bygone times”

It was in 2012 that the self-named anarchists and anti-capitalists began hijacking May Day in Seattle. The labor and immigration groups who hold marches in the daytime correctly describe their protests are peaceful.

But then there is perception: images of anarchists holding incendiary signs, such as “Put wings on pigs” referring to killing police; images of black-clad individuals, their faces hidden behind black bandannas, smashing store windows.

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