Mayor Ed Murray provides May Day update

City of Seattle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/1/2015

Mayor Ed Murray provides May Day update

SEATTLE (May 1, 2015, 8:25 p.m.) – The Seattle Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is recommending that Capitol Hill residents and businesses take precautions as protests in the neighborhood have erupted into several incidents of violence.

"As we continue to witness acts of violence from protesters, we urge folks on Capitol Hill to exercise caution," said Mayor Ed Murray. "Seattle Police are advising that businesses on Broadway and other Capitol Hill streets should take reasonable precautions to protect their employees and customers. Police will continue to work to protect people and property in the area, and will make arrests when necessary."

Protesters have been seen throwing bricks, overturning dumpsters, and wielding sticks and other weapons.

As of 8:15 p.m., three police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters. Several protesters have been arrested.

EOC will provide further updates throughout the evening.

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