Chaotic Crowd Torches Waymo Robotaxi in San Francisco

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A group of people in San Francisco’s Chinatown completely destroyed a Waymo driverless car on Saturday, smashing its windows before setting it on fire with a firework, authorities said.

The autonomous vehicle was targeted as revelers celebrated China’s Lunar New Year in the area. A witness to the incident told Reuters that one person jumped on the hood of the robotaxi and smashed its windshield as the chaotic situation started.

A second person jumped on the hood to applause from the crowd, the witness said. “That was when it went WILD,” they added, saying that people with skateboards smashed glass on the vehicle as others tagged the car with graffiti.

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