San Francisco Protest Over Police Shooting of Kenneth Harding Turns Violent, 35 People Arrested

Kenneth Harding may have been a convicted pimp and an accused murderer, but an angry mob of more than 150 people made it known yesterday that they felt San Francisco police had no business shooting Harding five times in the back because he didn’t pay his bus fare. The demonstrators stormed through Frisco’s Mission and Castro neighborhoods, lobbing smoke bombs into light rail stations, using sticks and hammers to smash signs and windows, and chanting “How do you spell murder? SFPD!”

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, police arrested 35 people who took part in the unrest. The AP has video of the aftermath:

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