Emily Bernard, a manager at Dell Williams Jewelers, was shocked by the event.
While the police department has not publicly verified individuals or groups that are involved except the two transients arrested , it is investigating the group of vandals as a possible anarchist organization.
Business owners and Santa Cruz community members alike  are focusing their blame on SubRosa, an anarchist café, partly because one of the men arrested admitted picking up fliers for the event there.
We can't let [an] anarchist café exist now that we know the potential of what they can do and publicize,Bernard said.
I don’t know why Emily Bernard thinks that the existence of an anarchist café should be subject to her personal sufferance. She manages a business, but she doesn’t own downtown Santa Cruz. SubRosa pays their rent to a landowner who is willing to have them, and they have as much of a right to be there as anybody else. But in any case, the SubRosa community space is being scapegoated, harassed, and targeted by other business owners for eradication, for no other reason than the fact that they are Anarchists.