12:30pm: While the police scanner will likely be active for a few more hours, the streets have calmed down significantly. The riot, for the most part, has subsided. The Mission reeks of burning garbage and smoke hangs in the air.
While traffic is open on Mission street, the riots still rage on Valencia. A big crowd of people are blocking the street at 16th and Valencia. Several people have climbed onto MUNI bus shelters and are dancing. Fires are still burning on parts of the street.
Police officers have swarmed in front of Mission Station, and are beginning to clear off the street.
Earlier in the night, a fire broke out on Bartlett Street directly behind the new Vida construction. It’s still smoking, but has mostly been put out.
— Krishna Ramamurthi (@KrisMurti) October 30, 2014
12:00a.m.: Police have finished their sweep of Mission Street, finally opening it up to vehicle traffic. Somewhere a police car is smashed, among other damage. Ambulances are and fire trucks are heading towards Valencia Street.
Police have cleared Mission st of the crowd, with the line of officers in riot gear meeting a cleared intersection pic.twitter.com/YhqbcqowOD
— Mission Local (@MLNow) October 30, 2014
Much of the Mission’s main thoroughfares are closed off. Approximately Mission from 24th to 17th, and 24th Street from Valencia to Folsom. Police are clashing with the crowd on 19th and Valencia Street, likewise at the blockade on 24th Street. Many people continue to shout “fuck the police” and other slurs. From the police scanner, it sounds like at least one police officer has gone to the hospital.
Here’s the scene at 24th Street:
Police have cordoned off 24th and Valencia with police tape. Officers on the scene have told us that someone was taken to the hospital. It’s unclear if the victim was stabbed or shot or how seriously wounded. Officers on-scene could only confirm that he was going to the hospital. Readers report hearing on the police scanner that the victim was stabbed in the abdomen.
There’s also more fires on 19th and Valencia and a large crowd has taken over the intersection. Some are throwing more bottles at police officers.
Scene has quieted down along much of Mission Street, but a fire still burns at 19th:
Fire at 19th and Mission again pic.twitter.com/xLsTOwfG0M
— Mission Local (@MLNow) October 30, 2014
10:50 p.m. Along Mission Street, from about 24th to 22nd, police appear to have sprayed the street, and a line of riot police are blocking anyone from stepping off the sidewalk. People continue to hurl glass bottles. A water truck is making its way north. At 16th and Valencia, we spotted at least one arrest. We imagine it’s one of many tonight. At least one fire still burns on 19th. When one woman tried to put it out, she was booed by the crowd.
10:20 p.m. The scene at 22nd and Mission has gotten incredibly intense. Several riot police arrived on scene to put out the fires, but the crowd did not calm down. Several people in the crowd threw bottles as officers as the blocked enough of the street to put out fires. On more than one occasion you could see officers pushing back on the crowd. Shortly after, their numbers grew, and more than a hundred officers are now on scene to the shouts of “fuck the pigs” from many in the crowd. It appears that at least one man has been taken into police custody.
9:55: Multiple fires have broke out on 22nd and Mission. At least three times, revelers have thrown fireworks into the fire itself causing a big pop and more flames. Fire fighters have just arrived on scene:
9:40 p.m.: Riot police are on scene trying to calm the party down at 19th Street. With a helicoptor circling low over head, it’s getting to feel like a war zone (if it hadn’t already):
9:25 p.m.: We’ve received reports of a shooting at 21st and Valencia Streets. According to witnesses, someone was shooting in the air and grazed a bystander. As far as we know, no one was seriously injured. Police have yet to locate the person with the gun. Officer Gordon Shyy a spokesperson from the police issued this statement: “As fans began to celebrate, a victim suffered a gun shot wound to the arm. The victim was transported to the hospital with non- life threatening injuries. The suspect is at large and there’s no description at this time.”
9:20 p.m.: In addition to our building’s fire escape being invaded by teenage Giants fans, the mayhem seems to know no bounds. A group set a couch on fire at 19th and Mission:
9:10 p.m.: Police attempts to get the crowd off the street seem to have failed on 22nd and Mission. A huge crowd of people are swarming Mission chanting let’s go Giants. Fireworks are going off on Shotwell and 24th Street. The scene at 22nd and Mission:
9:00 p.m.: Crowds have streamed out into the streets—well, sidewalks. Police officers line all of Mission Street and much of 24th, preventing the party from spilling off the sidewalk, but that’s not stopping the good intentioned party…or mayhem. A group lit a piñata on fire at 19th and Valencia.
8:30 p.m.: The scene on 16th after win:
Game over, 8:21 p.m.!: Giants win their third world championship in five years. Stay tuned for more Mission reactions shortly.
Bottom of the Ninth Inning, 8:10 p.m.: Bumgarner pitching last inning. The Mission is rife with tension. Pre-emptive honking along 24th Street has begun. Here’s the scene at Galleria de la Raza:
Seventh Inning, 7:42 P.M.: Score is 3-2 Giants, Madison Bumgarner is pitching great. But out on the street, the night started off with apprehension and a heavy police presence:
Cops are assembling at 22nd and Mission in riot gear, Giants fans. — Chris Clark (@Clarko) October 30, 2014