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Monday, April 30, 2012

Mayor Warns Occupy May Day Could Turn Violent

The mayor of Seattle has warned protesters may use Tuesday’s Occupy May Day events to “commit violence, damage property and disrupt peaceful free speech activity.”

In a news release over the weekend, Mayor Mike McGinn also warned, “Websites have described trainings in how to conceal weapons beneath signs and banners, and how to target police officers on horses.”

States the release: “We also have evidence that other people may be coming to Seattle on Tuesday with the intention of using the public demonstrations as an opportunity to commit violence, damage property and disrupt peaceful free speech activity.

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5 comments:

Bullard Construction said...

Isn't the demonstration itself the epitome of free speech? When the local officials cannot grasp the First Amendment, what else do hey not understand> Oh, Everything?

Anonymous said...

Agreed Gary. While I may not agree with their message I stand by their right to say it!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree but... I thought Salisbury already was occupied.

Anonymous said...

Violence is not covered under the First Amendment.

Anonymous said...

It stopped being about free speech when they moved in and wouldn't leave and caused chaos...They should be arrested as soon as they step out of line.