SEATTLE (AP) — At least 20 people were arrested during May Day protests that turned violent in Seattle and Portland.
Police in Seattle said 14 people were arrested for crimes including obstruction, property destruction, reckless driving and assault on Saturday as several marches wound through the downtown area. About 150 people participated in a non-violent march in support of migrant workers, workers rights and racial equality in Seattle.
In Portland, peaceful demonstrations during the day gave way to violent demonstrations Saturday night in which windows were broken at multiple businesses near City Hall, along with vandalism.
About 100 people were involved in that march and police announced six arrests.
Police said the gathering at first was declared an unlawful assembly and the crowd was ordered by loudspeakers to disperse. A riot was declared several several windows were broken.