“All I heard was, ‘bang, bang, bang,’ and some dude had the valet sign, trying to break our window. I didn’t even see the crowd, and I ran outside and got egged.”
The vandals then continued to throw paint and eggs and smashed windows at more than 30 businesses, including Tartine Bakery at 18th and Guerrero streets.
The group then took it a step further when they began throwing paint bombs and smashing glass at the Mission police station at 17th and Valencia streets. Around 15 officers dressed in riot gear stood guard at the police station while other officers went to survey the neighborhood’s damage.
As of 11 p.m. last night, only one person had been arrested.
Koskoff said that he didn’t understand the protesters’ motives:
“They’re coming through the Mission, where there aren’t any corporations, just a lot of small businesses, which is what they’re all about. It doesn’t make sense.”
Although the group came from an Occupy rally, other Occupy protesters claim that they aren’t associated with this group of vandals.
If you want to see more of the damage for yourself, check out these videos bystanders recorded.