by NATALIE SWABY / KING 5 News
Posted on May 3, 2013 at 11:46 PM
SEATTLE – Small businesses caught in the chaos of May Day are receiving some support from people involved in the protests.
Capitol Hill businesses ask why police pushed protesters their way
by ELISA HAHN / KING 5 News
Posted on May 2, 2013 at 6:49 PM
Updated Thursday, May 2 at 7:03 PM
In all the May Day violence, it was surprising there wasn’t more property damage than a few broken windows. All the windows were on Capitol Hill. And now businesses there are wondering why police pushed the protesters to their neighborhood.
Rowdy protesters broke windows of at least three businesses, Sun Liquor, Walgreens, and Bill’s on Broadway.
Don Stevens, owner of Bill’s on Broadway, believes police did a good job containing violence Wednesday night. But he wonders when they decided to get protesters out of downtown, why push them east to Capitol Hill?
“Where are they going to put them?” Stevens asked. “Where are they going to go? Where do you stop and say ‘We’re done with you now. We’ve gotten you far enough away from Westlake Center.’”
- Seattle police, May Day protesters clash (nwcn.com)
- Capitol Hill businesses are fed up with protests (mynorthwest.com)
- Photos of Seattle May Day Chaos (breitbart.com)
- Stung by criticism after widespread vandalism during last year’s May Day protests, Seattle police have taken steps to avoid a repeat. (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- May Day Anarchists Will Compensate Small Businesses Whose Windows Were Smashed (slog.thestranger.com)
- SWAT Teams Clash With Seattle May Day Protestors, Damage To Business Is Heavy (thebrennerbrief.com)
- Watch SPD Liberally Apply Pepper Spray to Protester Faces (slog.thestranger.com)
- Report: Anarchists want to raise money for small businesses targeted on May Day (mynorthwest.com)
- Seattle police, May Day protesters clash (krem.com)
- Police prep for march at Seattle Central Community College (king5.com)