The City Square blog was there and has a first hand report:
In the foreground in the photo above are the pro-illegal protestors, behind them is a line of police, then Polk street, then police tape and barricades, then a another line of policemen, then several parked cars, then more metal barricades, then the forty or so Minutemen protesters. The police were being careful. I would have gotten more photos of the Minutemen side but the police were not letting anyone near them.
Also, as shown above, the police had their backs to the Minutemen and faced the May Day crowd. Despite all the media reports about “right wing” violence, the police clearly knew which side was peaceful and which side was dangerous.
Uncoverage has a local tv news video of the protest. I kid you not – Lisa Amin Gulezian, reporting for the SF ABC affiliate made sure to note: “for the most part the event was peaceful, but…”
The City Square reports that the protest got ugly towards the end.
At the end of the demonstration, I watched as the police escorted the Minutemen out of the area. Apparently the escort did not last long enough. ABC News reports that a large group of illegal-rights supporters followed them to the BART station (San Francisco’s subway) and punched and kicked them. Three Minutemen supporters were injured. At least two of the attackers were arrested and will “likely be charged with felony assault and robbery.”
Once again, a left wing demonstration with demonstrable violence is described by an MSM outlet as “mostly peaceful”. Yet the peaceful, but passionate Washington DC tea party from March 20, 2010 will forever live on in many minds as “ugly” because of the unfair and dishonest news coverage.
Meanwhile in nearby Santa Cruz:
A May Day Round Up at Michelle Malkin: The May Day angry mob you won’t see
Gateway Pundit has more on the violence against the Minutemen in SF: