May Day March snakes way through Chinatown

Marchers make their way through the Chinatown gate. (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

The 13th Annual May Day March for Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights attracted thousands of marchers on May 1. The procession started at Judkins Park and snaked through Seattle, including the International District, terminating at the Jackson Federal Building.

This is the first year that the march went under the Chinatown gate due to the construction on Jackson Street.

Though early demonstrations were peaceful, unauthorized activities in downtown grew violent. Multiple demonstrators were arrested for setting off flares and smoke bombs, throwing metal pipes and blocks, and assaulting police and others. (end)

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