Shortly after an officer involved shooting in which a plainclothes officer shot a suspect who pulled a gun on the officer Thursday night, dozens of protesters surrounded San Francisco’s Mission District Police Station while one person vandalized the police station, according to San Francisco police.
Police said that a spontaneous demonstration erupted around 10:30 p.m. outside the police station located at 630 Valencia St.
Vandals spray-painted graffiti onto the front doors of the police station. The graffiti read “KILLERS”, according to police and local merchants.
An employee at Pizzeria, located just across the street from the police station said at least 15 riot police could be seen outside the police station shortly before 12 a.m. and that rioters were yelling obscenities as they walked laps around 17th, Mission, 18th and Valencia streets.
According to police, the demonstrators marched to the intersection of 14th and Mission streets and then to the BART plaza at 16 and Mission streets, stopping several times along the route.
Protesters were heard making anti-police comments during the march, police said.
Police continued to monitor the protest and said that no other acts of vandalism were noted. There were neither injuries nor arrests. Police said the demonstration had largely dispersed by 11:45 p.m.
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