May Day events http://www.kplu.org en 9 Arrests, Scuffle Between Anarchist And Superhero During Seattle's May Day March http://www.kplu.org/post/9-arrests-scuffle-between-anarchist-and-superhero-during-seattles-may-day-march <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147561062&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true"></iframe><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle police arrested nine people during an unpermitted&nbsp;May Day march that involved a scuffle between an anarchist and a man dressed as a superhero, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wardrobe changes by the anti-capitalist marchers and no major property damage.</span></p><p>The fight between the anarchist and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the man in costume broke out </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">near Fifth and Pike when the anarchist sprayed silly string at the man, who responded with a punch to the face. The incident lasted only a few minutes before police intervened, and the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">march resumed with protesters chanting "F--- the police!" and setting off fireworks.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 01:32:23 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer & Tim Durkan 16371 at http://www.kplu.org 9 Arrests, Scuffle Between Anarchist And Superhero During Seattle's May Day March Hundreds March In Support Of Immigrant Rights, $15 Minimum Wage http://www.kplu.org/post/hundreds-march-support-immigrant-rights-15-minimum-wage <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147501932&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of people marched from Seattle's&nbsp;</span>Judkins<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park to Westlake Park in support of immigrant rights and a $15 minimum wage as part of the annual May Day rally.</span></p><p>Police officers on bicycles and horses rode alongside the marchers, who chanted in unison, "Move, ICE! Get out the way!" and "Si, se puede!" Some held signs that read “stop deportations and 15 now!” in Spanish in support of a $15 minimum wage.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:43:31 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16365 at http://www.kplu.org Hundreds March In Support Of Immigrant Rights, $15 Minimum Wage Seattle Police Mount Their Bikes And Prepare For A May Day Ride http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-police-mount-their-bikes-and-prepare-may-day-ride <p>What’s the best tool when you have boisterous crowds mixing with police officers in a dense urban area? For the Seattle Police Department, it might be bikes. SPD&nbsp;officers took a refresher course last week on managing demonstrations on bicycles. Captain Chris Fowler, Commander of the West Precinct, said when the department trades tactical tips with other agencies, that’s what they always want to know more about.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:11:36 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 16346 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Police Mount Their Bikes And Prepare For A May Day Ride Businesses To Receive Email Alerts As May Day Events Progress http://www.kplu.org/post/businesses-receive-email-alerts-may-day-events-progress <p>As May 1 approaches, downtown business owners are getting ready. In recent years, factions of May Day protesters have broken windows and taken over the streets. Police officers have responded with tear gas and bike barricades. Anarchists <a href="http://www.pugetsoundanarchists.org/">have indicated</a> they plan to march again Thursday.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:42:04 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 16347 at http://www.kplu.org Businesses To Receive Email Alerts As May Day Events Progress How May Day began in 1886 with workers, immigrants, anarchists http://www.kplu.org/post/how-may-day-began-1886-workers-immigrants-anarchists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week’s tumultuous May Day protests got many of us wondering: What is May </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">all about, anyway?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a workers’ holiday in Europe for years, but when did it become a big deal in the U.S.? </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SUNY Empire State College history professor Jacob </span>Remes says<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;last week’s hubbub—from the union involvement to the spotlight on immigration, to the anarchist presence and police response—all fit right in to May Day’s radical history.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 19:10:20 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8675 at http://www.kplu.org How May Day began in 1886 with workers, immigrants, anarchists What Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks encountered on May Day http://www.kplu.org/post/what-phoenix-jones-and-his-sidekicks-encountered-may-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When mayhem broke out late May Day, Phoenix Jones and his wife were having dinner at a restaurant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jones, having attended earlier events with his sidekicks, had thought the day would end peacefully.</span></p><p>“All of a sudden, the phone trips and there’s a riot going on,” he said.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 23:05:09 +0000 Martha Kang 8652 at http://www.kplu.org What Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks encountered on May Day Snapshots: Why people marched on May Day http://www.kplu.org/post/snapshots-why-people-marched-may-day <p>Thousands of people gathered in Seattle for the May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights. So we asked some of them: What inspired you to march?</p><p>You can also view their photos and answers on <a href="http://pinterest.com/kplufm/why-people-marched-on-may-day/" target="_blank">our Pinterest page</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 04:53:41 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8639 at http://www.kplu.org Snapshots: Why people marched on May Day Photos: Thousands march for rights on May Day http://www.kplu.org/post/photos-thousands-march-rights-may-day <p>Thousands of people marched from Seattle's Judkins Park to the federal building downtown on May Day to show support for workers' rights and immigration reform.&nbsp;</p><p>You can view additional photos on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42677472@N04/sets/72157633380363479/with/8699633023/" target="_blank">our Flickr page</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 04:50:22 +0000 Justin Steyer 8642 at http://www.kplu.org Photos: Thousands march for rights on May Day No show of violence as thousands gather for May Day rally, march http://www.kplu.org/post/no-show-violence-thousands-gather-may-day-rally-march <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A planned rally and march for workers and immigration reform progressed without interruptions by anarchists Wednesday, easing fears of another violent May Day.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of people gathered at&nbsp;Judkins&nbsp;Park, behind St. Mary's Church, f</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">or the Rally for Workers and Immigrant Rights at 1 p.m.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several unions were present, as were some representatives of the Occupy movement. Many people were displaying the flags of U.S. and Mexico, as well as signs urging comprehensive immigration reform.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 02:00:50 +0000 Martha Kang, Ashley Gross, Bellamy Pailthorp, Gabriel Spitzer & Paula Wissel 8635 at http://www.kplu.org No show of violence as thousands gather for May Day rally, march May Day events planned in Seattle, Olympia http://www.kplu.org/post/may-day-events-planned-seattle-olympia <p><iframe height="327" src="http://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/view?mid=zjHTWK_zlkmI.k9j6C9VVDef4" width="580"></iframe></p><p>A number of events are planned for May Day in Seattle and Olympia.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The interactive map above and the timeline below list the planned rallies and marches. </span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:27:35 +0000 Martha Kang 8626 at http://www.kplu.org