People gathered at Dolores Park and marched through the neighborhood Friday night to protest yesterday’s police shooting that left a man injured. A restaurant and two banks were vandalized.
Approximately 75 protesters gathered at Dolores Park at about 8:45 p.m. They marched east on 18th Street and threw paint balls at the windows of Farina restaurant. One protester was seen pushing a man and smacking his camera out of his hands. Protesters then walked to 16th Street, where they smashed windows and doors at Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank.
The crowd dispersed by 9:30 p.m.
The protest was in response to Thursday’s shooting of a 22-year-old man by a plainclothes police officer. According to police, officers were pursuing the man, a parolee, on 14th Street near Natoma when he brandished a semiautomatic Tec-9 handgun. An officer then fired two shots, injuring the man, police said.