A protest march in San Francisco against the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, turned ugly as demonstrators smashed windows and hurled objects at police, hitting one officer with a brick and another with a bottle. Police responded by making arrests.
The violence occurred around 9:30 p.m. Friday after the protesters had marched through a downtown packed with Black Friday shoppers to protest the Missouri shooting of a black man by a white police officer.
One officer was given stitches at a hospital after a protester threw a bottle that struck an officer in the face, Sgt. Monica Macdonald said. Another officer was hit in the chest by a brick.
Police made arrests, but MacDonald said it was too soon to determine how many.
The protesters were probably from Oakland, right across the bay. But still, I can’t recall of ever hearing about anything like that in San Francisco before.