Arrests Made as May Day Protesters Clash with Seattle Police

iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- What started as a peaceful May Day march in Seattle on Sunday led to several clashes with police.

Police in riot gear deployed blast balls during confrontations with the anti-Capitalist protesters and pepper spray was used to disperse the crowds. The Seattle Police Department said officers reported molotov cocktails being thrown at them.

At least seven people were arrested and two officers were injured, according to Seattle Police.

Seattle police said officers were directed to put on eye protection after protesters were reportedly seen putting something into spray bottles. Police also said there were continued reports of protesters throwing rocks and bottles, and property damage included broken windows.

The group of over 100 protesters marched through the streets for International Workers' Day carrying signs including a large banner that said, "We are ungovernable." When asked what they were protesting, they said they were angry with "the system," and the people who run the government.

 

 

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Officials break ground on new park honoring the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

Officials break ground on new park honoring the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombingSeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Officials broke ground in Boston Wednesday for a new park dedicated to Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Martin was 8 years old when he killed on April 15, 2013, as he watched the marathon from near the finish line with his family. His mother was gravely injured, and his sister, who was 7 at the time,
lost a leg.

Photos from Wednesday's ceremonial groundbreaking show children in hard hats using shovels to dig dirt. Martin's Park, located next to the Boston Children's Museum at the Smith Family Waterfront,
is expected to open in the fall of 2018, according to a press release from the office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

"This park will bring light & hope to that darkness, honoring his memory & allowing kids to be kids," Baker wrote on Twitter.

#MartinRichard lost his life to terror. This park will bring light & hope to that darkness, honoring his memory & allowing kids to be kids. pic.twitter.com/lYUTMyZNxV

— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) August 16, 2017

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wrote on Twitter that the park will remind its visitors of "hope, compassion & love."

"Martin's spirit will always live on in Boston & in Martin's Park," Walsh wrote.

This park reminds us of hope, compassion & love a young boy taught us all. Martin's spirit will always live on in Boston & in Martin's Park. pic.twitter.com/w6Plokx6D7

— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) August 16, 2017

Both Baker and Walsh spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony, as well as Martin's family.

Martin's sister, Jane Richard, said she knows that her brother is happy that the community is coming together.

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