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    Occupy Wall Street

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    Chaos in Seattle on First of May Day Protest

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     253live anchored this video package of chaotic May Day protests in Seattle, Washington, by the Occupy movement. 'As their chants echoed off of the high-rise buildings downtown, you could tell that this was a more focused and non-violent protest,' she said. 'I saw young kids to middle-aged adults from different nationalities walking the streets of Seattle as one peaceful unit.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    In over 80 countries around the world the first of May marked a celebration that demonstrates a shift in the fight for a better chance at equality.

     

    However, for the city of Seattle Washington the first of May protests told a completely different story. There were several different marches taking place downtown Seattle Washington, which brought about much chaos and violence. Businesses’ were forced to board up their windows to prevent activist from causing any further destruction.

    But amongst all the mayhem, there were some peaceful marches as well. A march that started at Judkins Park and ended on Union Street was filled with people marching against injustice. Two people they were marching for in particular were, John T. Williams who was killed by Seattle Police a couple of years ago and Trayvon Martin who was recently shot in Sanford Florida by a member from his dad’s neighborhood watch program. These protestors were shouting their concerns to the United States President, telling him to listen.

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