From Tom Goulding
San Francisco, California
An anti-Black Friday protest marched through San Francisco on Friday night, leading to a number of arrests and smashed store fronts throughout the Mission District.
The march combined protestors from a wide range of causes, such as anti-police brutality, Ferguson and Ayotzinapa, and begun at Embarcadero at around 5p.m..
The protestors walked peacefully down Market Street, and after police blocked their entrance to One Bush Plaza, there were some minor skirmishes and a few arrests. The march continued towards the Mission District, going peacefully for nearly an hour throughout the Mission.
The police then forcibly split the crowd into separate groups at around 9p.m., and started making a large number of arrests at Valencia and 23rd, the majority of which were of seemingly peaceful protestors. There was then several spates of vandalism of Mission store fronts, mainly of large corporations’ windows and doors.
Black Friday Protests in SF from Tom Goulding on Vimeo.