SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Giants fans celebrated the team's World Series win with a massive open-air party near City Hall Sunday night. However, small groups of onlookers went on the rampage early Monday morning, lighting a bus on fire, throwing bottles and injuring several people.
More than 10,000 people were estimated to have gathered to watch Sunday night's game on giant screens set up in the city's Civic Center area. The fans erupted into a gleeful throng after the Giant's won in a rare World Series sweep. Fireworks went off across the city, horns honked and people poured into the streets to celebrate.
Police scanners described a group of as many as 100 rioters setting fires, smashing windows, throwing bottles at police and damaging cars. By 2:30 a.m. police were reporting that the rioters had scattered, and city crews were cleaning up the burned material and broken glass from the streets so that they could be reopened in time for the morning rush hour.
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