Nine grown men caused a riot last night. They wore funny uniforms, did some weird things on a grass field, and then doused each other in champagne. Then the City they were collectively named for went crazy.
Here's just a taste of how things went down, very little of which seems to be appearing in the main stream media:
Took photos of the aftermath of the #GiantsRiot. Lots of graffiti, couple smashed bank windows/cop car, & smoldering remains of street fires— Political Fail Blog (@PFailBlog) October 29, 2012
House fires apparently on bryant. Ever so tempted to head over— Quinn Norton (@quinnnorton) October 29, 2012
I'm hearing on one of the live streams that somebody STOLE A FIRE TRUCK.ustream.tv/channel/occupy…— Patti Beadles (@whipartist) October 29, 2012
RT @scottanansi: according to the scanner, apparently SFPD lost the keys to their command van, LOL. did they check in the sun visor? ;)— Political Fail Blog (@PFailBlog) October 29, 2012
Yup. The police lost the keys to their command van!
Meanwhile, across the bay in
Riot City Oakland, the tweeting class was taking it all in...
"San Francisco is descending into window smashing and fires in the streets. Those Giants are so irresponsible, didn't they know..."— HobgoblinOfCommunism (@OakScott) October 29, 2012
"...their actions would lead to this? If they don't denounce vandalism I'm retracting my support in favor of the more responsible A's."— HobgoblinOfCommunism (@OakScott) October 29, 2012
"Oakland remains quiet and peaceful tonight thanks to the responsible actions of our baseball team, losing before the World Series to..."— HobgoblinOfCommunism (@OakScott) October 29, 2012
"...avoid this sort of destructive fiasco. Those SF Giants, most of whom aren't even from the City, clearly don't care about SF at all."— HobgoblinOfCommunism (@OakScott) October 29, 2012
And so it goes.
8:25 AM PT:
Remember when Occupy set a bus on fire and shot up a bus shelter? No wonder they got all that tear gas! Ohh wait. Haha. #Giantsriot— Susie Cagle (@susie_c) October 29, 2012
"We consider them anarchists and provocateurs -- people intent on causing problems." - what SFPD won't say about #GiantsRiot— Susie Cagle (@susie_c) October 29, 2012