Riots, violence, civil disobedience! Tea Partys?

Nope! Immigration activists.

At least 18 Santa Cruz businesses suffered damage during May Day riot
By Shanna McCord

Posted: 05/03/2010 08:22:40 AM PDT
Updated: 05/03/2010 03:21:23 PM PDT

SANTA CRUZ — Downtown business owners spent Sunday repairing shattered windows and doors after a May Day rally Saturday night turned into a riot with approximately 250 people marching along Pacific Avenue, some carrying makeshift torches, throwing large rocks and paint bombs, and spray-painting walls with graffiti.

At least 18 businesses suffered damage during the rally in honor of international workers that began at 9 p.m. and escalated into mayhem around 10:30 p.m., police said. Investigators estimated damage at $100,000, though some business owners said it could be more. No injuries were reported.

On Sunday, sea green-colored glass littered sidewalks where windows and glass doors had been smashed. Maintenance workers, many getting called in the middle of the night, boarded up windows with plywood until new sheets of glass could be installed.

Don't hold your breath waiting for a denunciation by the Lap Dog Media.

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