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Do you recognize any of these suspected May Day rioters?

Do you recognize any of these suspected May Day rioters? »Play Video
SEATTLE -- Seattle police are asking for help to track down eight people wanted for assault, property damage and rioting stemming from this year's May Day events.

Prosecutors have already filed charges against several people who were arrested during the protests. In all, 17 people were arrested after the "anti-capitalism" demonstration turned violent, with protesters pelting police with rocks and bottles and police firing flash-bang grenades and pepper spray.

Several dozen protesters, many using bandanas to cover their faces, began clashing with police in downtown Seattle around 7 p.m., hours after a peaceful immigrant-rights march ended.

The march wound its way downtown on Pike Street towards the downtown retail core, where demonstrators began shoving and attacking reporters as they provided live on-air reports from the event.

Shortly after that, demonstrators ignited a smoke device, spewing orange pinkish smoke throughout the block.

After demonstrators began damaging property, throwing fireworks and rocks at officers, police formed a line to prevent the marchers from moving any further into the retail core or on to the Interstate 5 on-ramps.

Police ask anyone with information about the eight suspects to call (206) 233-2666.