The home of Olympia Mayor and BLM supporter was disfigured by protesters: Now an official calls it Domestic Terrorism
In an attempt to keep a foot in both worlds, Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby in Washington fell victim to BLM activists. Before the vandalism incident at her home, Selby zealously defended the rights of black Americans in protests, but when she became a victim, she immediately called the protesters terrorists.
Surveillance video shows one black-clad rioter, who appears to be white, spray-painting "BLM," "racist," and "abolish" the police on her house.
Late last week, several groups of protesters rioted at Olympia. They burned flags, smashed windows and spray paint on the walls and houses. When a crowd of about fifty people broke into the area where Selby lives and “decorated” the Mayor’s house, Cheryl Selby realized that a high-ranking official was more important than the rights of BLM vandals.
“I’m really trying to process this,” she told The Olympian over the phone Saturday. “It’s like domestic terrorism. It’s unfair.
Right after the riots flooded the United States, Selby made an official statement in support of the country's black population.
“The grief we feel over the black lives disproportionately lost from the pandemic is made immeasurably heavier by the racist violence against George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others. We must speak up and unapologetically proclaim, BLACK LIVES MATTER!” Selby wrote.
A few days before the incident, the Mayor also announced that curfews would not be introduced at Olympia. Protesters decided to take advantage of the weakness of local authorities and went on to damage property in the city center.
The group “spray painting store fronts, streets signs, lamp posts and sidewalks,” the outlet reported.