NY state GOP says anarchists trashed Big Apple headquarters

  • Posted on: 15 October 2018
  • By: thecollective

via The Journal News

NEW YORK - State Republican officials said Friday that their Manhattan party headquarters were vandalized overnight, and blamed the attack on anarchists.

Vandals threw bricks through windows at 122 E. 83rd St., which houses state GOP offices and the Metropolitan Republican Club.

The vandals also poured glue on door locks and a keypad at the entrance, spray-painted the letter "A" inside a circle — a symbol typically used by anarchist groups — and left a note behind, police and party officials said.

"Tonight, we put the Republican Party on notice, in defiance to the policy of mass misery they have championed," the note said. "The US government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murders black people, and continues its war machine that has slaughtered Muslim people with impunity for decades."

In a statement Friday, state Republican Chairman Ed Cox and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the GOP gubernatorial candidate, denounced the vandalism, calling it "unacceptable."

“Last night one of our state headquarter buildings was attacked by radical leftists who smashed windows, spray painted our door, glued our locks, and left a threatening note behind," Molinaro said in a statement. "This type of political violence and rank vandalism is unacceptable, and I call on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to condemn this attack immediately and call for calm on the political left.”

Molinaro is facing Cuomo, a Democrat seeking his third term, in next month's elections.

In a statement Friday, state Democratic leaders called any assertion that the governor or his campaign were linked to the incident were "wildly inappropriate."

"New York Democrats have zero tolerance for violence in our political system and condemn this latest act of vandalism," Geoff Berman, executive director of the state Democratic Committee, said in a statement. "This type of divisiveness is repugnant to everything we believe as New Yorkers."

"That being said, Ed Cox and Marc Molinaro's rhetoric on this is wildly inappropriate," Berman said. "We need less hate and division – not more."

Police investigation

GOP officials said a complaint was filed at the 19th police precinct in Manhattan.

The New York City Police Department said the incident occurred between 1:40 and 1:55 a.m. on Friday morning, and was reported to police at 2:09 a.m.

According to a police report, two individuals in dark clothing broke two windows, put glue on keypads and door locks, and spray-painted the doors before fleeing on foot.

Officers responding to the scene found two bricks and the notes.

The Metropolitan Republican Club took to social media Friday and blamed the incident on the anti-fascist group Antifa, as did state party officials.

Several left-wing groups have targeted the East 83rd Street building for protests, in particular because Gavin McInnes, the controversial far right co-founder of Vice Media, is scheduled to speak at the club on Friday.

The note left at the building club chided members for inviting "a hipster-fascist clown to dance for them," and said the attack "is merely a beginning."

"We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize," the note said.

In a twitter post, New York City Antifa expressed support for the protest, but said "we're not the ones calling for the event."

In another tweet, the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordination Council called on a boycott of McInnes' scheduled appearance, and urged supporters to complain to the club.

Molinaro said the vandalism had caused damage to a building with historical significance, and to a club that was founded by Theodore Roosevelt founded in 1902.

"U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court justices, senators, congressman, and state officials have called 'The Met Club' home for more than 100 years," he said. "Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia was a member of the club and announced his candidacy from its first floor ballroom, as did Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 1989. Mayor Mike Bloomberg was a member, as were Governors Nelson Rockefeller and George Pataki."

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i'm really glad to see nyc @s doing this kind of thing again. a practice of attack seemed to have fallen out of vogue there, not anymore! :D

yeah it corresponded with the rise of surveillance cameras everywhere.

"The vandals also poured glue on door locks and a keypad at the entrance,"

Ok now, that's more like it.

USA: Attack on the Metropolitan Republican Club – NYC

12/10/18, New York City: Anarchist cell smashes windows of ruling political party club building and sprayed slogans to co-incide with an event organised by them with the fascist Gavin McInness, co-founder of Vice Media and founder of Proud-Boys (American far-right group). Locks were also glued and digital keypad destroyed. No-one was arrested.

Tonight, we put the Republican Party on notice, in defiance to the policy of mass misery they have championed. The US government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murders black people, and continues its war machine that has slaughtered Muslim people with impunity for decades. The so-called “Land of the Free” leads the world in incarceration rates per capita, all the while profiteering in the new plantation within the prison walls.

While these atrocities persist unabated, the Metropolitan Republican Club chose to invite a hipster-fascist clown to dance for them, content to revel in their treachery against humanity. The Republican Party, joined by their spineless partners-in-crime, The Democrats, institute a policy of domestic and foreign terror felt the world over. Our attack is merely a beginning. We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize. Those of good conscience and clear mind know this state of oppression cannot remain. The US fascist political system is one of the most savage institutions in history and we will combat it relentlessly until all are free of American barbarism.

–The Korryn Gaines Anarchist Attack Cell

https://325.nostate.net/2018/10/14/usa-attack-on-the-metropolitan-republ...

We should put fascists in places we hate and wait for antifascists to attack. "I heard Bill White got out and he's planning to speak at that new condo they're building!"

"Think of the Workers!!!"

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