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Detectives Need Your Photos and Video of May Day Violence and Vandalism

Seattle Police Department detectives have begun the long, difficult task of investigating the violence, vandalism, and other nastiness which marred this year’s otherwise peaceful May Day rallies.

Just like last year, SPD has formed a Special Investigation Team, and detectives are working to collect photos and videos taken during May Day.

Photo or videos recorded during May Day could help detectives identify the relatively small group of people who celebrated a day promoting immigrant and worker rights by indiscriminately smashing the windows of small businesses and hurling bottles and rocks in downtown streets.

If you have photos or video of any criminal activity during May Day you’d like to provide to detectives, please email them at or call the SPD May Day tip line at (206) 233-2666.