Sunday, May 13, 2007

San Salvador, El Salvador - Large crowds of rioters attacked police and corporate-owned news media yesterday after a police-initiated crackdown on unlicensed street vendors in the downtown area. The vendors were selling unlicensed or "pirated" CDs and DVDs that are protected by copyrights. Angry workers and their supporters threw stones and other projectiles at riot police and burned at least one corporate-owned news truck.