Saturday, July 09, 2005

Favorite pastime

Among the myriad of fun and exciting pastimes to avail oneself of in the Bay Area, is protesting. This week's notable demonstration occurred last night in San Francisco's Mission District and featured destroying property and assaulting police officers.
Billed as the "West Coast Anti-Capitalist Convergence and March against the G8," the protest drew anarchists who used sticks, poles and skateboards to break windows of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and a Wells Fargo Bank. Protesters also overturned news boxes at several intersections along Valencia Street to prevent police from driving up those streets, witnesses said.
One police officer was struck in the head with an unknown object and was taken to SF General Hospital with a serious head injury.

The San Francisco Chronicle spoke to one anarchist, Josh Wolf, who spent the evening videotaping the festivities.
As for why the protesters had gathered in the first place, Wolf said, "The mission is to make an affront against capitalism and empire."
That makes perfect sense, right?

(Photo by Jason Fritz--Special to the Chronicle)

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