Occupy Demonstration Turns Violent In Seattle

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A protester affiliated with Occupy Wall Street speaks to a representative from the National Lawyers Guild while being arrested during a march through lower Manhattan on May 1, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A protester affiliated with Occupy Wall Street speaks to a representative from the National Lawyers Guild while being arrested during a march through lower Manhattan on May 1, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — May Day demonstrators who marched through Seattle turned violent Tuesday, as several black-clad protesters used sticks to smash downtown store windows and ran through the streets disrupting traffic.

The traditional international day honoring labor drew hundreds of demonstrators for immigration rights and from the Occupy movement.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn had warned of possible traffic delays and disruptions. He said graffiti and posters indicated some people planned to use the demonstrations for property damage.

Police had said they would remain flexible and work to prevent violence.

KING-TV reports one marcher has been arrested and a glass door along the route has been broken.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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