Seattle is notorious for its problem of violent protestors, the yearly smashed windows and stolen merchandise businesses are forced to endure due to the May Day protests serve as prime example. Well, according to the president of the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild, it’s because Seattle has attracted “professional protestors.”
Ron Smith, the guild president, recently pointed out something odd about the protestors who, on Monday, took to the streets of downtown Seattle to protest the Ferguson decision for the fifth time. It appears that officers are noticing a lot of familiar faces in the crowd of those who wreaked havoc on the city, faces they remember from “each and every May Day” protest.
Smith told King 5, “We saw the same people, the same troublemakers… Even I think someone sitting home watching television, watching news coverage, you’re going to see the same people. The ones engaged in violence, breaking the law, you’ll see the same ones over and over again.”
Smith called the familiar faces “professional protestors.” He informed King 5 that “there are even groups that hold seminars on how to disrupt events and defeat police officers’ crowd control tactics.”
On Friday, hostile protestors managed to force the shutdown of Westlake Center mall a few hours early. The Seattle Times points out that, so far, protesters in Seattle have “snarled traffic and disrupted holiday celebrations.” Additionally, “They’ve been the source of attacks on property, police and the general public. They’ve provoked pepper spray and percussion grenade responses from restrained police. And 11 of them have been arrested.”
If it sounds a lot like every May Day protest in Seattle, now we know why.
Picture courtesy of The Seattle Times.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN says
Marijuana is the cause of these people to do the same things over and over again.
Marijuana has nothing to do with these scumbags. Squishy liberals who think everything will be OK if just they sing Kumbaya with the criminals are the cause of them being here.
what do you expect from a city run by queers and commies?
Give me an 18 wheeler next time these bastards block I-5 and just run their sorry asses over!
In the 60s and 70s we had the same problem with the flower children, all over the United States.
Eastside Sanity says
Only in the Urban Jungle is this madness happening. Nobody else cares what these idiots do. What little is left of the blue states in this country will soon be in ruin from the Democratic Party’s doctrine of “anything go’s”, while the rest of us stand back and watch the end of the liberal progressive. Paint the State Red!