#rsrh Blackshirts in Santa Cruz!

Radical Left-anarchist stripe, of course.

A large group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker’s and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Many in the group were carrying makeshift torches as they marched, breaking storefront windows and writing “anarchist graffiti” on buildings, according to Capt. Steve Clark. Many businesses sustained multiple broken windows including very large storefront windows at Urban Outfitters and The Rittenhouse building. Police believe at least 15 businesses suffered damage.

Via Ed Driscoll.  Blackshirts probably do more than any other faction of the Progressive Left to embarrass and marginalize the Progressive Left, bless their hearts: put enough of them in a crowd and you are absolutely guaranteed rioting, property damage, and – when the odds are at least six-to-one in their favor – maybe even a little assault and battery.  They are one major reason why the antiwar movement went precisely nowhere in the last decade, and if they’re metastasizing in ‘illegal immigrants’ rights’ groups, well, that’s good news for the people opposing those groups…