A couple living near 24th and Dearborn says their house was vandalized by someone throwing light bulbs filled with paint. According to Jonah at Publicola, the couple told police they believe the vandalism was done by anarchists, stemming from disagreements between the recently-closed radical community space Autonomia and some of its neighbors.
A Central District couple awoke Wednesday morning to find shards of glass in their yard and red paint splattered on the side of their home. The couple told police they believe they’re being targeted by anarchists. The city recently cracked down on an anarchist hangout house in the neighborhood, forcing the ad hoc venue, known as Autonomia, to close down.
A police report says someone threw paint-filled lightbulbs at the Central District couple’s home on 24th Ave S. and S. Dearborn St, leaving twenty-foot high spatters of red paint. One of the residents told officers her family had ”ongoing problems” with anarchists associated with Autonomia, an anarchist hangout—which, until recently, was located just down the block from the couple’s home—and told police she “believes the anarchist group…caused the damage to her house.”