At least three individuals were arrested outside the Republican Party’s New York City headquarters over the weekend as “violent clashes” broke-out during a speaking event at the historic venue, reports CBS New York.
“Three people were arrested in New York City following violent clashes after a speech by the founder of a far-right group, and police say they are reviewing video and may make additional arrests,” writes CBS.
“According to authorities, Finbarr Slonim, Kai Russo, and Caleb Perkins were taken into custody after police arrived at the Metropolitan Republican Club around 8 p.m. on Friday,” adds the author.
The NYPD is reviewing video & other evidence from last night to determine if other crimes were committed & if so, identify those perps and make arrests as warranted. Anyone with info/video pls call @NYPDTips 1-800-577-TIPS.
There is no tolerance for violence anywhere in NYC pic.twitter.com/YjdzaoJbQE
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 13, 2018
The incident came just hours before Antifa protesters and their political rivals viciously brawled on the streets of downtown Oregon Sunday night.
The attacks follow heated rhetoric from leading Democrats -including Maxine Waters and Eric Holder- just weeks before the 2018 midterm elections.
Read the full report at CBS.
BREAKING: Antifa Attacks GOP Headquarters in NYC, Warns ‘Merely the Beginning’
Far-left activists associated with Antifa and other radical hate groups attacked the Republican Party headquarters in New York City late Thursday evening; vandalizing the historic building and warning the incident was “merely the beginning.”
The New York GOP released shocking images immediately following the assault; writing “The New York Republican New York City headquarters at the Metropolitan Republican Club was physically vandalized last evening with broken windows, spray-paint and more.”
The attackers left an ominous note at the scene, saying “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.”
“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,” adds the note.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
ON THIN ICE: New Poll Shows 72% of Democrats DON’T SUPPORT ICE
A stunning new poll from Pew Research revealed a major partisan divide surrounding the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Tuesday, with the survey showing a vast majority of Democrats view the department “unfavorably.”
The public attitude towards the agency was split evenly between the GOP and liberal voters, with 72% of Republicans viewing ICE favorably compared with 72% of Democrats who viewed ICE “unfavorably.”
The poll was conducted between July 11 and July 15th among 1,007 adults through telephone interviews.
The stark divide highlights the growing split between voters regarding immigration as multiple liberal politicians -including former President Barack Obama and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio- called for the outright abolishment of ICE; saying the agency was beyond “broken.”
Read the full poll here.