Some Democrats are calling for aggressive protests against Republicans, and that could well be responsible for the vandalism of multiple GOP offices across the country, according to published reports.
The Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City was the latest to get hit. On Friday, vandals broke windows, spray-painted an anarchy symbol across door and left a threatening note, The Daily Caller reported.
Metropolitan GOP Club vandalized in Manhattan last night. Anarchist symbol scrawled on the doors. Remember… https://t.co/CwNkjZuBMg— Red Nation Rising (@Red Nation Rising) 1539365505.0
Photos of the damage circulated on social media and the Met Club started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help pay for the repairs.
What did the note say?
A threatening message note left behind at the scene warned that this is "only the beginning."
The note obtained by the Daily Caller reads:
Tonight, we put the Republican Party on notice, in defiance to the policy of mass misery they have championed. The U.S. government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murdering 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.
In a series of tweets, the Metropolitan Republican Club responded to the attack.
“Last night the Metropolitan Republican Club was vandalized by the leftist hate group Antifa, who also left a note promising ‘this is just the beginning’ and threatening more violence,” the Met Club wrote on Twitter. “Republicans are a minority party in NYC by a wide margin, and while most city residents are respectful of our activities, our grassroots actions are often met with hostility. Last night’s shameful attack by Antifa cowards represents a tragic new low.”
“Sadly this is only the most recent example of leftist violence and aggression against the Conservative Movement,” the statement continued. “But rest assured that we will not be intimidated by violence, threats, or hate speech. We will continue to fight for freedom of speech and liberty here in New York City and all across this great nation.”
Last night the Metropolitan Republican Club was vandalized by the leftist hate group Antifa, who also left a note p… https://t.co/wh8DWqYzjT— Metropolitan Republican Club (@Metropolitan Republican Club) 1539367808.0
Republicans are a minority party in NYC by a wide margin, and while most city residents are respectful of our activ… https://t.co/b5GndkgDFb— Metropolitan Republican Club (@Metropolitan Republican Club) 1539367834.0
Sadly this is only the most recent example of leftist violence and aggression against the Conservative Movement. (3 of 4)— Metropolitan Republican Club (@Metropolitan Republican Club) 1539367849.0
But rest assured that we will not be intimidated by violence, threats, or hate speech. We will continue to fight fo… https://t.co/IGgDF88XkR— Metropolitan Republican Club (@Metropolitan Republican Club) 1539367914.0
What else has happened?
The attack on the building comes weeks after the words "rape" and "shame" were spray-painted on an Illinois Republican Party office in Winnebago County.
In Mesa, Arizona, vandals smashed a window at a Republican campaign office that displyed a poster for Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, according to PJ Media. He is running against Democrat David Garcia in the Nov. 6 election.
And in late August, a Flagstaff, Arizona, GOP office was vandalized, according to PJ Media.