Photo of the Day: May Day Protests Turn Violent

(Reuters) – Occupy Wall Street protesters smashed windows in Seattle, were chased through New York streets by police on scooters, and clashed repeatedly with officers in Oakland on Tuesday in May Day demonstrations intended to revive their movement against economic injustice.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 01: An Occupy protester pours lighter fluid on a garbage can fire during a May Day demonstration on May 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. Occupy Wall Street groups across the country have joined with unions during the May Day protests, a traditional day of global protests in sympathy with unions and leftist politics. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)





OAKLAND, CA – MAY 01: Oakland police officers advance on Occupy protesters blocking an intersection during a May Day demonstration on May 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. Occupy Wall Street groups across the country have joined with unions during the May Day protests, a traditional day of global protests in sympathy with unions and leftist politics. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A Seattle police officer wearing riot gear tangles with a woman after other masked protesters used bats and wooden poles to destroy the glass storefronts of several downtown businesses, during May Day demonstrations that went violent in downtown Seattle May 1, 2012. Several hundred demonstrators, including hundreds in black masks, hoods and armed with bats destroyed the windows of a Wells Fargo Bank, NikeTown and an American Apparel store during one of the numerous marches throughout downtown Seattle. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante (UNITED STATES – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW)








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