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29 arrested as Olympia protest turns violent

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -  Police arrested 29 people after an anti police march in Olympia Thursday night turned violent. Cmdr. Tor Bjornstad says officers were monitoring about three dozen people dressed in black, wearing masks and calling themselves anarchists as they started marching downtown.

He says they spray-painted the camera of a photographer for The Olympian, tried to take the camera and his cell phone. They also spray painted buildings, broke windows and threw newspaper boxes into the street.

Two officers were hit during the arrests and those two attackers were booked for investigation of felony assault. Two people who attacked the photographer were booked for investigation of assault. The rest were booked for riotous conduct.

 

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