Vandals throw rocks through Seattle mayor's window
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police are investigating after vandals threw rocks through windows at the home of Mayor Mike McGinn following violent May Day protests.
McGinn spokesman Aaron Pickus confirmed Wednesday that the rocks sailed through his dining room and living room windows around midnight. McGinn and his wife were home but were not injured.
Dozens of black-clad protesters broke away from a peaceful rally in downtown Seattle on Tuesday and smashed windows at a number of stores, slashed tires on parked cars and shattered the glass doors of the federal appeals court building. At least a dozen people were arrested.
McGinn issued an emergency order allowing police to confiscate anything that might be used as a weapon, including hand-held flag poles that the protesters used to break windows. That order was expected to be rescinded Wednesday.