They’re still sweeping up broken glass on West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, Mo., after looting and rioting earlier this week, and now business owners in San Francisco are joining them after demonstrators shattered glass in the city’s Union Square Friday night.
Jill Tucker and Kevin Fagan of the San Francisco Gate write:
A march for racial justice Friday night turned ugly as hundreds of protesters converged on Union Square and frightened crowds of shoppers by smashing windows and attacking police.
Shopkeepers lowered metal gates to protect their entries while shoppers with children dashed inside the giant Macy’s store and cowered behind locked doors. Some protesters broke shop windows and screamed at police, while others threw objects including bottles at officers.
This young woman was among the protesters.
Some reflection the morning after: