This was not an immigration rally. It was advertised as a dance party to celebrate International Workers' Day. The FBI has concluded it was either created by an anarchist group to create confusion and cover for their destruction or it was hijacked by the group.
This is footage I took during the riot. I stayed with the group from the beginning of their peaceful dancing through to police response hours afterwards. I could only film the first half of the destruction because the group of masked vandals threatened me for filming.
Please think before making stupid assumptions about the events. Thanks.
NOTE: I say the street party was hijacked by "drunk hooligans" in the video. However from their dress, their weapons (at least one had a crow bar), and their attack methods it appears it was loosely planned.
NOTE: I took care to make sure that this video is not incriminating. I didn't find any footage I had to be incriminating of any of the individual vandals. My only wish is to report what happened and to give a clear series of events (which you can find on the blog). I do not wish to start trouble with anyone.