San Francisco Riots: Live Blogging Photos From The Chaos

James Johnson

The San Francisco Riots are back, and once again they were caused because the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Remember 2010? Apparently fans forgot exactly how much damage they caused just a few short years ago.

The Giants easily won this years World Series with a sweep over the Detroit Tigers, and a celebration that started with a calm crowd has quickly turned into a full on riot. Police officers are being hit with bottles and rocks, and crowds are threatening to catch power lines and buildings on fire.

Fans are said to be drunk, rowdy, and showing no respect to law enforcement.

In one report, revelers were witnessed shooting bottle rockets out of their car as they drove through the crowded streets. In another report, a small child was injured and required medical attention near a Popeye's Chicken fast food restaurant.

Police have attempted to monitor the crowd, but wagons have recently been called in to pick up the worst offenders.

22nd and Michigan appears to be one of the biggest hot spots among drunken fans.

Since images often speak louder than words, we have begun to compile various photos from the riots. Some photos show pure joyful celebration while others show exactly how stupid riots can act when given the chance.

— Zach Klein (@zachklein) October 29, 2012

San Francisco Riot Photo

Another powerful image from Twitter user @AnneDana

— Anne Dana (@AnneDana) October 29, 2012

San Francisco Burning During Riots

Rain won't stop the celebrations of drunk buffoons; check out this police officer who is monitoring the San Francisco Riots in the rain:

— Jeremy Williams (@get2jeremy) October 23, 2012

Police In Full Gear Watches San Francisco Riots Unfold

@meganmillsphoto just posted a photo of rioters standing on top of a city bus. Seems like a great way to get arrested to us. At least they are not attempting to overturn the bus at this time:

San Francisco Rioters on top of City Bus

There isn't much a police officer can do when they are the only one on the scene. Watch as this officer stands by a fire and watches it burn. Photo via

Police Watch Fire In San Francisco

Tip number one during a riot or during a day: When a riot is likely, protect your car! Take a look at this vehicle which was flipped over while its bumper was literally ripped off the frame:

Car Turned Over During San Francisco Riots

One big concern for police officers has been that flames will climb up street polls or raise so high into the air that they catch overhead objects on fire. Check out how close this fire is to a street poll:

Fires Rage On As Fans Celebrate

Want to destroy property in San Francisco? Riot participants literally started pulling street lights out of the ground, a nice complement to starting fires, turning over cars, and dancing on top of city buses. Here is the photo from @meganmillsphoto:

Stop Signs Ripped out of the ground

More vehicle damage to report from Vehicles that were not overturned were simply smashed into pieces or lit on fire:

Destroyed Vehicles at San Francisco Riots

Wow! This guy decided to jump through the flame of a San Francisco Riot fire. Here's the photo via

Guy Jumps Through Flame In Crazy Act Of Riot Stupidity

Police were prepared for the San Francisco riots. After the same type of activities occurred in 2010, police this time around were out in full gear, and the photo below shows their ability to pull together and hold off and warn rioters of their presence:

Police Holding Down Rioters From Advancing In San Francsico