(Update 11:45 a.m.): Across the Bay in Oakland, it appears that the hundreds of protesters in downtown have forced some businesses to close shop for the day. As occupiers traversed the streets, many dressed in black, some were seen banging on windows and generally making lots of noise. So far it seems rather peaceful for Oakland.
(Original story 8 a.m.): An innocuous Occupy rally turned into a scene straight out of Oakland last night when protesters vandalized the hell out of the Mission District, spray-painting cars, scribbling anarchy symbols on buildings, tossing eggs, and smashing windows of businesses, including the police station.
The chaos broke out shortly after 9 p.m. after occupiers marched from Dolores Park through the Mission
District in preparation for today's May Day general strike. But the rally quickly devolved as protesters marched north along Valencia, damaging whatever was in front of them.
Needless to say, businesses aren't happy about what happened last night, and are pointing fingers at Occupy.