Giants Win World Series, Fans Riot In San Francisco To Help Them Celebrate

On Monday night, for the first time since 1954, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Then, as is customary now, their fans took to the streets to help celebrate with joyful exuberance and gleeful cheering. And also: riots, vandalism and fires. It was mostly the latter, really. 

And like never before, it's being chronicled for all to see. On Twitter, the hashtag #SFRiot is providing real-time updates on a city waking up after a night of chaos. People were even checking in on Foursquare (via Casey Kelley):

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Reports gathered by Mashable (your go-to source for sports updates), tells of police being overrun by the crowds, broken store windows, cars and "at least one bus" in flames and "a squad car containing assault rifles was just broken into, according to the police scanner." Speaking of that police scanner: there is a playlist of last night's activity on the scanner available for download that you can listen to in iTunes. It's 2010, y'all. 

And of course, there are pictures and video. In one particularly horrifying video, from San Francisco's KTVU (via Big League Stew), a mob surrounds a car, pulls the passenger and driver out through the window and begins beating on them and then starts to destroy the car. They disperse a few minutes later when police finally arrive.  

This is video from 22nd and Mission Ave, apparently one of the "hardest-hit areas" of the riots. 

On to the photos: 

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(Photos via Getty and TwitPic users _S810spanktar and zfleeman)

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