Progressives Today and VIDMAX captured the annual anarchy that has come to mark May 1st in Seattle, as thousands of anti-capitalist rioters take to the streets to protest.

For a number of years, May Day protests in downtown Seattle have resulted in smashed windows, damaged property, injured by-standers and dozens of arrests. But this year, the violence took on a whole new level.

Courtesy of Michael Strickland and Progressives Today, and VIDMAX, here's footage of police using flash grenades in an attempt to disperse the anarchists. If you didn't know, you would think this was footage from some foreign nation where protestors are trying to overthrow the government. Hard to believe it's only 270 miles away.