Video from 1968 https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/218469
The mayor’s son was in my class. His father authorized the formation of a tactical squad in late 1967 after the advertised “Summer of Love” had drawn people from everywhere. The mayor was forced to quell violent protests that were occurring at the same time that the drug culture was emerging in the Haight Ashbury and protests were erupting at San Francisco State University. It all seemed like an ordinary day to a high schooler. Haight St https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/218468
In the 60s, my siblings and I were sequestered, silent observers in Catholic schools. One of the schools was directly across the street from the action. My sisters wore school uniforms, and my brother and I had a dress code to follow, so the people in the street video violated norms set at school and at home. Both my sisters were beautiful girls in their uniforms. Photo courtesy of Frank Dunnigan, friend/author from high school.