18 businesses damaged after immigrants' rights march turns violent in Santa Cruz, Calif. SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) Close to 20 businesses were damaged after what started as a peaceful immigrants' rights march in downtown Santa Cruz turned violent, requiring police to call other agencies for help, authorities said. Police spokesman Zach Friend said an estimated 250 people started marching through the city around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. It was a harmonious but "unpermitted and unsanctioned event," he said, until some in the crowd started breaking windows and spraying paint on retail shops that line the downtown corridor. Friend said he wasn't sure if the damage was caused by people marching in support of immigrants' rights, or if the group was "infiltrated by anarchists." 18 businesses damaged after immigrants' rights march turns violent in Santa Cruz, Calif. - latimes.com they always want to blame it on "anarchists" I can't tell the difference in a lefty and an anarchist.. I remember obie wan messiah saying he sought out the company of anarchists..