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May Day Anti-Capitalist Action's Remaining Wreckage, San Francisco, 5/6/09: photos
by dave id
Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
According to anonymous communiques posted to Indybay and reports from the corporate media -- in addition to the evidence remaining five days later -- anti-capitalists attacked a string of high-end retailers in the Union Square area of San Francisco on the evening of May 1st, International Workers’ Day. Apparently the action was conducted by a large group of up to 50 people, planned without the use of electronic media such as websites or cell phones, and was completed within a matter of about ten minutes.

The 100 block of Grant Street (pictured here) appeared to be the hardest hit, or at least more wreckage remains there to this day. Obviously the original damage was more extensive than what is seen in these photos.
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Posts on Indybay related to the anti-capitalist action:
Riot Hits San Francisco On May Day!
"They had Swords", Mayday Mayhem in SF
Smashing Success in SF: Anticapitalist Mayday Attack –Tactical Lessons Communique
§New plate glass setting at Guess
by dave id Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
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§Stuart Weitzman missing two windows
by dave id Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
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§Longchamp
by dave id Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
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§Anne Fontoine
by dave id Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
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§Tumi
by dave id Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
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§Christofle
by dave id Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
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§Prada doors shattered
by dave id Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
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§Chink in De Beers speckled glass (panel on right)
by dave id Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
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§Upwards of $100,000 worth of jewelry in this one window
by dave id Wednesday May 6th, 2009 11:07 PM
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Watch on the left was for sale for $18,000.