Here, some pics of the May Day in Seattle..
And, before the protests march gathered and turned ugly because of the actions of a few anarchists. There was some music, playing, and much all around happiness to add to the very sunny weather. Many had messages of a large variety of which there may be disagreements, but are still generally built on selfless desires for a better world.
But then the sky turned a little dark, and the eventually march turned ugly for many seeking protest through peaceful measures. Much of what frustrates me in coverage and reactions is how quick people are to label protesters and anti-establishment types as violent troublemakers. Yes, there are the few mixed in, but the grand majority are a peaceful bunch with messages toward passionate social awareness. I feel much of the media fails to report such, so here’s a sampling of how May Day best represents the central Seattle city.
– Orion T, writer and local photographer who normally tries for a good weekend day off for relaxing, but will settle for an hour here and there when can..