The Associated Press: Calif. immigrants' rights march ends in vandalism
From a more local perspective :Calif. immigrants' rights march ends in vandalism
By JOHN S. MARSHALL (AP) – 15 hours ago
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Close to 20 businesses were damaged after what started as a peaceful immigrants' rights march in downtown Santa Cruz turned violent, requiring police to call other agencies for help, authorities said.
Police spokesman Zach Friend said an estimated 250 people started marching through the city around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
It was a harmonious but "unpermitted and unsanctioned event," he said, until some in the crowd started breaking windows and spraying paint on retail shops that line the downtown corridor.
Riot breaks out in downtown Santa Cruz; windows broken on dozens of businesses, porch of cafe set on fire - Santa Cruz Sentinel
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At 2:18-2:20 in the news clip just makes me laugh :
The illegal immigrant protestor tells the people that are trying to get him kicked back to where he legally belongs... and he tells them "I think they should stop complaining."
I know it's racist to suggest that immigrants follow the law when moving to another country and all, but can you imaging the reaction to this story if it was tea parties that got violent?