USA: Anarchists Flood Office of Portland ICE Union Lawyer

May 5, 2019

Anarchists Flood Office of Portland ICE Union Lawyer

Anarchists on April 30 flooded the office of a Portland lawyer who represents the union for agents of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE).

Since last year, Portland has been the setting of many so-called “Abolish ICE” protests. The local ICE building was shut down in June amid a days-long protest. Even being affiliated with ICE may bring the vandals.

A garden hose was pushed by the vandals through the mail slot of Sean Riddell’s law office, according to Willamette Week. The main floor and the basement were soaked.

“We decided to congratulate him on his new building by unraveling his garden hose, pushing it through his mail slot, and turning on the water,” read an anonymous letter sent to Willamette Week by the self-identified anarchists. “Our goal was to cause the maximum economic damage, that should serve as a warning to all individuals and businesses that profit off the human misery perpetrated by ICE.”

The anarchists stated that they vandalized Riddell’s new law office because “he bought it with funds earned by representing the ICE union,” reported Willamette Week. Riddell moved into the office in November.

Riddell said that although thousands of dollars in water damage was done, it may be covered by his insurance. Nonetheless, he criticized the vandals actions as cowardly.

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