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article imageVideo: SF Giants victory party turns dangerous

By Can Tran     Oct 29, 2012 in World
San Francisco - After winning by 4-3, the San Francisco Giants emerged as the 2012 World Series champions. Excited fans took to the streets of San Francisco; but, things turned chaotic which warranted police response.
The winners of the 2012 World Series are the San Francisco Giants. Sports at the moment, let alone the 2012 World Series, has taken a backseat due to Hurricane Sandy and the upcoming 2012 United States elections. As the San Francisco Giants took a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers, fans took to the streets of San Francisco to celebrate. It was an intense moment for fans of the San Francisco Giants as the last game of the World Series went into extra innings. The crowds went wild after Sergio Romo threw the fastball that won the Giants the World Series.
After the fastball by Romo, the World Series ended with the San Francisco Giants as the winner. Fans excitedly took to the streets in celebration. There were fans that even took to lighting bonfires with various things such as couches, trash cans, and so forth. In short, passions about the victory by the Giants were in the air.
Police officers were dispatched to make sure that the streets were safe. It got wild when one woman, concerned with the fires tried to put one of them out; but, she was met by opposition from the fans that lit the fire.
Eventually, the celebration got problematic. The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is reported to have made 36 arrests. 23 of the arrests were felonies while the other 13 were misdemeanors. Felony arrests were mainly arson while a small number involved firearms. According to the SFPD, an estimate of the damages have yet to been given out. In a video taken, which was posted on sites such as YouTube and World Star Hip-Hop, police were met with hostility from the crowd of fans. As shown in the video, the hostile crowd threw projectiles at the police officers.
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