From InfoShop News:
This week the National City Bank branch on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh was attacked with iron bars. We damaged the front windows, smashed out the side windows, and destroyed the ATM. The reason we chose this target is obvious. It was an attack on a symbol of the entire capitalist system of exploitation. Primarily, however, we chose to carry out this attack as an act of solidarity with our friends and comrades who are fighting in Denver and the Twin Cities against the conventions. For those of us who cannot be there, this is the least we can do to stand in solidarity with you. We hope that this action inspires you and lets you know that you are not alone. We know that comrades all over the country are carrying out actions like this in solidarity, and we know that there will be many more. Fight your hardest, and we’ll do the same.
It don’t stop.
20 shot glock wit the cop killaz
Fill ’em to the top.
-Anarchist Flying Squad
A late evening stroll got a bit hectic tonight. You know how these things go.
Multiple squads of anarchists attacked banks and corporate businesses throughout Pittsburgh. Windows were smashed and walls were painted. Numerous other symbols of capitalist control were targeted, including the destruction of an ATM. We hit targets in multiple yuppie neighborhoods, acting in solidarity with those taking action against the RNC. Preemptive repression will not go uncontested.
Just another night on the town.
Have fun in St Paul!
Its Monday September 1st. Let’s rock this shit.
I am so confused. Aren’t you confused?
Do you have any understanding at all why bashing in the windows of our banks that hold OUR money, rendering useless the ATMs we use to access OUR money, painting ugly on the buildings that dot OUR streets, attacking “yuppie” neighborhoods full of people that worked hard to earn THEIR money, has anything at all to do with whatever the hell it is that these dumbasses are so angry about?
And if I don’t understand it and YOU don’t understand it, wouldn’t it be safe to say that maybe their methods aren’t working? Isn’t the point of protest to send a message? What message is this they are trying to send? Hi, I am a criminal and i do not like this ATM?
It makes no sense.
My new goal in life is to go to one of these “raids”, find the car the anarchists arrived in, beat the ever loving shit out of the thing, and then when they return to the car, find it smashed in and me standing there with an iron bar and my husbands for protection, and they say, “What the hell did you do THAT for?!”
I’m going to shrug my shoulders and say, “You figure it out.”
Then as the five of us are walking away, David is going to say, “Forsooth, they are full of sound and fury, but they signify nothing.”
Then Daniel is going to call behind us all, “Get it? Get it? You guys destroy things for no reason that we can discern and she destroyed your car for no reason that you can discern. Get it? HAH! Losers. [turning to me] Can I go back and punt one of them into the ATM?”