SANTA CRUZ - A large group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker's and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Many in the group were carrying makeshift torches as they marched, breaking storefront windows and writing "anarchist graffiti" on buildings, according to Capt. Steve Clark. Many businesses sustained multiple broken windows including very large storefront windows at Urban Outfitters and The Rittenhouse building. Police believe at least 15 businesses suffered damage.
The violence was initiated from a group holding a rally at the town clock for May Day. Windows at Jamba Juice and Velvet Underground were left shattered and graffiti including anarchy signs were tagged onto buildings.
More peaceful protests? Why hasn't this gotten national attention?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on May. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Carpy at 4:08 PM on May. 2, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:01 PM on May. 2, 2010
I can't stand protesters! They always want to fight for rights and blah blah blah but are always the first to start a damn riot. Ignorant.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on May. 2, 2010
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Answer by mancosmomma at 4:10 PM on May. 2, 2010
Causing a riot is always a good way to get your point across. *sarcasm*
Yea, Vandelizing.... Riots..... Leftist media/blogs/and even cmr's were trying to justify grandma in her hover-round possibly provoking the swat team... Niiiiice ;o)
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