Saturday, May 02, 2009
"Breaking" News from San Francisco Mayday.
A late night Mayday action seems to have gone off well in San Francisco. Some of the city's "nicest" stores had their windows smashed, according to mainstream media reports more than 7 stores were smashed while paint was allegedly thrown into stores that were still open. De Beers, Guess, Prada, Longchamps, Macys, Mont-Blanc, and other rich people's store's were apparent victims of this anti capitalist smashing spree.
From a post on Indybay:
"Riot Hits San Francisco On May Day!
On the night May 1, 2009 approximately fifty people gathered and marched on Powel St., San Francisco. Many windows were smashed in the San Francisco downtown area and chants of “anti –Capistalista” and “fuck the state,” were yelled. The activist, staged blockades, in the streets, comprised of trashcans. Additionally, they threw paint and water balloons into downtown San Francisco businesses, damaging the merchandise in the stores. Some of which, were shops that were still open for business. No arrests have yet been reported. "
And word is out that Milwaukee got it popping as well on Mayday:
A post on Milwaukee Indymedia says:
"A group of about 20 to 30 vandals, dressed in black and wearing masks, committed multiple acts of vandalism just after 11 p.m. last night. The group, which some witnesses described as looking like "ninjas," damaged the windows of several businesses and vehicles near the East Side intersection of Farwell and North Avenues, threw construction barricades into the street and set off smoke bombs in the streets.
Milwaukee Police said that the following businesses reported broken windows:
U.S. Bank, 2303 N. Farwell Ave.
Whole Foods, 2305 N. Prospect Ave.
Qdoba, 2228 N. Prospect Ave.
Bruegger's Bagels, 2045 E. North Ave.
Milwaukee Police are looking into whether this activity was related to a protest earlier in the evening by a group of self-titled "anarchists" in the Riverwest area, department spokesperson Anne E. Schwartz said. There is no one in custody at this time."