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UPDATE: Protesters Charged After Seattle May Day Rally

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SEATTLE (AP) - City prosecutors have started filing charges against people arrested during a May Day protest in Seattle.
    
The City Attorney's Office said Thursday six people who spent the night in the King County Jail face misdemeanor charges that include obstructing officers, resisting arrest, property damage and failure to disperse.
    
In all 17 people were arrested after the "anti-capitalism" demonstration turned violent, with protesters pelting police with rocks and bottles and police firing flash-bang grenades and pepper spray.
    
Some protesters could face more serious charges in King County Superior Court.

Resisting arrest is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Obstruction of an officer, property damage and failure to disperse are gross misdemeanors, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

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SEATTLE (AP) - Police used flash bangs and pepper spray as officers and protesters clashed late Wednesday when a May Day rally turned violent in Seattle. 

Protesters threw several objects, possibly rocks and other items, at police officers and news crews. 

Officers responded by using flash bangs and pepper spray and using their bikes as shields in an attempt to control the crowd. A few people were seen taken into custody. 

Earlier in the day, thousands of people marched peacefully through downtown. 

The violence broke out later in the evening after a separate march started at the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Many of the protesters are self-described anarchists.

**Details From The Seattle Times**

SEATTLE, Wash. - A handful of arrests have been made as May Day protesters return to downtown Seattle.

Police are now herding protesters east on Olive Way. Police using flash-bangs to move the crowd. Objects, including a skateboard, are being thrown at police.

Police continue to use pepper spray to clear the crowd.

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