Around the Corner From PAX, May Day Rioters Are Smashing WindowsStephen Totilo5/01/12 6:45pmFiled to: PaxRiotsSeattle219EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkProtesters around the world are commemorating today's May Day with rallies in support of workers and against the economic and political powers that be. Much of this has been peaceful or at least standard Occupy-style protest-and-arrest, but in Seattle, in the same downtown area where tens of thousands of gamers gather each year to attend the Penny Arcade Expo, some protesters are smashing windows.AdvertisementSeattle's KIRO-TV tweets: "Raw video: Black-clad protesters smash Niketown windows in Seattle"Here's the video. (One of the protesters appears to be wearing... Nike shoes.)It's ugly out there in Seattle. Smashing windows in a Niketown? It gets press, but it's not clear what productive point it makes. It seems about as productive as dressing up as a super-hero and pepper-spraying the protestors.