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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stinging gas sends May Day protesters fleeing

Overall, May Day and the 'occupy' events were not too bad despite sporadic violence.
Hundreds of activists across the U.S. joined the worldwide May Day protests on Tuesday, with Occupy Wall Street members in several cities leading demonstrations and in some cases clashing with police. In Oakland, Calif., stinging gas sent protesters fleeing a downtown intersection where they were demonstrating....Black-clad protesters in Seattle used sticks to smash small downtown windows and ran through the streets disrupting traffic. In New York, police in riot gear lined the front of a Bank of America, facing several dozen Occupy activists marching behind barricades....Across the world, protests drew tens of thousands of demonstrators into the streets from the Philippines to Spain. They demanded everything from wage increases to an end to austerity measures.
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