I'm watching the news as the some rioters destroy property. I've also been reading the twitters of a few people who I know are at the protest. Want social change? Smash a bus shelter. Angry that the powerful are ignoring the powerless? Light a police car on fire. Disgusting.
Those people who I know are there might be the peaceful protesters, but they sure aren't condemming the Black Bloc idiots who are smashing storefronts and setting fires. In fact one of them is rationalizing the damage by saying it was only big corporation windows being smashed, and the damage to the police cruiser is a manifestation of their anger.
I really hate people.