The people were in black, they were hooded,” said J.H. Kolsteni, Farina’s chief operating officer. “It was like they were terrorists. If it was Halloween I would have called them ninjas.”
Number of calls police received: 500
Brick and Mortar
Property Management Systems
The Voyager Shop
Pica Pica Maize Kitchen
Art Zone 461 Gallery
Mission Police Station
Paint bombs: “Ironically, the paint protesters used was water-soluble,” said Vinny Eng, Bar Tartine’s general manager. “Our wonderfully generous neighbor Locanda helped us wash off the paint last night.”
What it sounded like: “We heard all the glass breaking and it sounded like gunshots were hitting windows,” Therapy General Manager Cat Mayfield said. “They were shooting paintballs at our window, a car was completely smashed with crowbars.”
“It was almost like a tornado went through on our side of the street and destroyed everything in its path,” Mayfield said.
– Bar Tartine: $800 to replace a window, not including such costs as anti-graffiti material to be added.
– Farina: No estimate yet.
– Brick and Mortar: Six broken windows will cost approximately $12,000.
What Mission Loc@l readers think:
“I am ashamed to live in a City and neighborhood with people who behave violently and selfishly. San Francisco and the Mission have so many creative and caring people. We are all degraded by people whose only response to change they don’t like is to harm others and destroy their property. Let us find ways to make positive change.” — Robert Cornwell
“The funny thing is that many people who come to the Mission from outside of it and patronize restaurants like Locanda are drawn to the neighborhood by this sort of ‘danger’ and ‘excitement.’
If the goal of the protest was to target rich people and scare them out of the Mission, then I think it may achieve just the opposite.” — Old Mission Neighbor
“Right, because small business is responsible for the bank profiteering schemes… *eye roll*” — Noni Azure
“I don’t believe they were ‘May protesters,’ they were impostors…” — Sissi Rivera