A “protest and party” against university student fee increases turned into a riot last night, as a mob trashed Telegraph Avenue businesses, breaking windows, overturning garbage cans, and indulging their incoherent rage against adults. The riot followed an invasion of of the university’s Durant Hall, which was closed for renovation. There protesters broke windows, sprayed graffiti, and otherwise made a mess.
This happens with relative frequency, the shops along Telegraph Avenue being some sort of symbol of “capitalism” to East Bay radicals. Read, for example, this account of a Feb. 2008 “action.”
Flickr photos from last night’s rampage are here.