Around 50 to 75 people were allegedly involved in a spree of vandalism, masquerading as a protest, at Westfield San Francisco Centre on Saturday. The mall rally, which started at about 4:30 at 24th and Mission and moved to New College, happened at 6:30 p.m. According to reports, some protesters threw food, one protester "tried to toss a large planter onto the food court below," trash cans were overturned, and lots of yelling was heard.
Apparently this was all part of something called "Solidarity with Greek Uprising," a protest over the "death of a young man in Greece in early December."
However, one of the protesters at the scene, Alex Crumbsnatcher, contacted SFist. Crumbsnatcher tells us a slightly different account of what went down.
We chanted for a while and some people talked and we decided to sit in the streets and decide where to go next. It felt like it was too late to go back and take over New College, and alot of people were losing steam and hope ... We literally ran to Wells Fargo and screamed and chanted and talked outside. We had recruited a few more people along the way and decided to take over market. We kept marching and running and filled up the whole street and stopped oncoming traffic. It was about that time that we decided to go to Westfield Mall.
Then, things got ugly. Or not.