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A Bad Night Out

2009_01_flora.jpgHow the dinner rush at Oakland's Flora quickly turned into Night of the Living Dead as zombie-like rioters tried to break through the locked front door: "'...we knew the mob was coming toward us,' [manager Andee] Brown said. 'We told the (night) manager to pull in the awnings and be ready to lock the door. She locked the door, but then seconds later they threw a concrete vase through the window.' A customer picked up a chair for protection as rioters began hurling their bodies against the windows and reaching in through the broken glass." [Chron]