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    May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    May Day protests and traffic jams quickly turned to vandalism and chaos Tuesday in downtown Seattle.


    Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn issued an emergency order that will allow police to confiscate such items as sticks that vandals have been carrying to smash windows. McGinn said he worried that the vandalism could continue at marches scheduled for later Tuesday.
    May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle - seattlepi.com

    Ah the peaceful protest of OWS and May day. You guys should be so proud!!!

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    The government has been asking for a bit of the ol' ultraviolence for some time now. Bought time it starts receiving it.
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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Pointless vandalism.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The government has been asking for a bit of the ol' ultraviolence for some time now. Bought time it starts receiving it.
    Your support for anarchy and lawlessness is duly noted.

    These guys need their sticks taken from them and it shoved up their ass.

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by mtlhdtodd View Post
    Your support for anarchy and lawlessness is duly noted.

    These guys need their sticks taken from them and it shoved up their ass.
    I support the right of the People to violently oppose their government should it stop working for them for too long and too grievously infringe upon their rights and liberties. Yes.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I support the right of the People to violently oppose their government should it stop working for them for too long and too grievously infringe upon their rights and liberties. Yes.
    Would you allow the government to violently oppose them for putting others in harm and endangering peace? Free speech is one thing, but violence and vandalism shouldn't be acceptable.
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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Would you allow the government to violently oppose them for putting others in harm and endangering peace? Free speech is one thing, but violence and vandalism shouldn't be acceptable.
    I would expect the government to resist.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I support the right of the People to violently oppose their government should it stop working for them for too long and too grievously infringe upon their rights and liberties. Yes.
    Yes busting windows out of businesses really accomplishes that. These morons better be careful or they will be met with violence from business owners who won't wait for the police.

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by mtlhdtodd View Post
    Yes busting windows out of businesses really accomplishes that. These morons better be careful or they will be met with violence from business owners who won't wait for the police.
    Yeah a lot of it turns into looting, which I never understood. If you're pissed at government action, you should be burning down government buildings.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah a lot of it turns into looting, which I never understood. If you're pissed at government action, you should be burning down government buildings.
    But they aren't pissed at government. They are pissed at capitalism, which is basically the economic system which supports the things that the protestors hold dear.
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