Guy Gets Beat Up Trying to Defend Muni During Riot (update)
Update (9:24 p.m.): Commenter Rafael elaborated the scene in which Simon (pictured) sustained his injuries:
Downtown was a war zone. fires up and down Market. firecrackers everywhere. Anyway, I walked Simon pass the empty Muni. It was still being trashed from the outside. Someone was even throwing a kids bike at the back window trying to break it.
From what I can see…no windows were broken thru yet (time 12:35).
We wish Simon a speedy recovery, and San Francisco a more respectful celebration in the future.
Original post: Trisha sends the photo above of her friend who, in her words, “tried to defend Muni bus last night. Broken nose & teeth, concussion”
I’m still scratching my head over here. And sorry that anyone got hurt in what was supposed to have been a joyous occasion that brings the city together. Here’s hoping that Wednesday’s parade brings out our better angels, or what have you.