Black Lives Matter protestors vandalized house of Oakland mayor with spray-painted messages
The vandals in Oakland, California, left Black Lives Matter writings sprayed on the city mayor’s house.
Mayor Libby Schaaf said she accused the vandals of trying to terrorize her and her family after the incident occurred on Wednesday.
As it became known due to the witnesses, about 40 people dressed in black spray-painted the messages on the walls of the house and, the garage gates and the sidewalk. Some of the messages said, “Defund OPD,” “homes for all,” and “blood on your hands.”
Schaaf’s spokesman, Justin Berton in his statement condemned the vandalism.
"This attack designed to intimidate the Mayor and strike fear into her family, will not stop her from advocating for the policies she believes are in the best long-term interests of her beloved hometown," Berton said. "Like all Oaklanders, she supports passionate protest but does not support tactics meant to harm and terrorize others."
Oakland police is investigating the vandalism.
However, the possible responsible for the incident posted a message at the San Francisco Independent Media Center referring to the vandalism.
"Last night we sent a wake-up call to Libby and a call for action to the whole Bay Area. We left a note on her garage, and treated her to a nice fireworks display and the musical notes of pots and pans and assorted noisemakers," read the message.
"Our message to Libby and other elected officials is simple: You have the power to take the boot off our necks — so we have the duty to struggle against you until that boot is lifted," they added. "You can't hide from your responsibility!"