Oh wow.

Mr. Jim Herd has word that a couple of hundred or so high school students from the Mission have taken to the steps of City Hall. Why? Because of the recent spike in murder that has plagued the Mission district. And they're none too thrilled. (Really, you don't want to upset a Mission High student. Trust us.)

Anyway, the protest is happening right now (1 p.m.-ish). From what we're told, some of them are carrying black and white photos (of a dead classmate?), the vibe has the feel of a prep rally, and there are chants of "What do we want?/[inaudible]/When do we want it?/Now!" (Let's assume for now that the inaudible part of the chant has something to do with street violence.)

More info as it comes in, folks.