Sunday, May 02, 2010

May Day Riot In Santa Cruz

Raw footage of the riot and vandalism, as it happened, via Kill Cactus, and shots of the vandalism viewed this morning.

Mercury News, via Gateway Pundit.
A 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.

Windows were left shattered and graffiti including anarchy signs were tagged onto buildings. The Rittenhouse Building, Urban Outfitters, Jamba Juice and Velvet Underground all had windows broken, according to Capt. Steve Clark.

Santa Cruz police asked for help from all agencies in the county to break up the riot of about 200 people. At one point, protesters lit a fire on the porch of Caffe Pergolesi and blocked access to firefighters, officers said. Police were able to clear out the
demonstrators before more damage was caused.
Here's video from the riot, posted at GP:

More, including the cameraman irritated at the police taking an hour to get there. He also has shots of some of the damage.

Meanwhile, the media is silent, waiting to send the SWAT team and snipers out to quell the next violent rendition of God Bless America by "teabaggers."

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