Peace and Protest on May Day

Thousands took to the streets on Monday in one of Seattle’s most peaceful May Day protests ever. Various groups marched through downtown. Those registered with the city included the Veteran Anti-War Formation, Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Rally and the May 1st Action Coalition Rally. Things got heated later in the night when anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed near Westlake Park; the Seattle Police Department said five individuals were arrested. Still, the day remained largely under control with lively, passionate protesters chanting, shouting and marching well into the night.
Nick Turner

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

May Day was full of dancing, singing and chanting that could be heard from Judkins Park all the way to the Space Needle.

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

Protesters coming from Judkins Park make their way down 6th Street on their way to the Seattle Center.

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

Streets downtown were closed off to make way for the march.

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

Aztec dancers wearing headdresses and full garb making their way to the Seattle Center.

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR

An Aztec dancer standing in front of a statue of Sealth, the Chief of the Suquamish and Duwamish after whom the city of Seattle is named.

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  • Paige Reohr

    These are amazing!