Media outlets report that vandals swept through 180 Ted Turner Drive early Sunday morning. The vandals allegedly smashed windows and sprayed graffiti on the building that housed the Atlanta ICE Field Office and other immigration-related federal offices including an immigration court.
Signs left behind by vandals read, “No more peace,” and “No cops, no ICE, no borders,” Fox 5 in Atlanta
Fox 5 reporter Emilie Ikeda reported the vandals claimed to “stand in ‘solidarity’ with the ‘Freedom Fighters’ of Portland.
Ikeda also reported seeing evidence of “smoke bombs” outside the building on Sunday morning.
In a video posted on Twitter by @AcidVitalism, protesters can be heard yelling “Burn it down, burn it down.” It appears the vandals fired incendiary devices at the building and targeted the interior with green lasers.
An earlier post on Twitter by Daniel Hanley, @calamardh, invites people to “rally against fascism in solidarity with Portland.” It sets a start time for the “#AtlantaProtest” as 10:30 p.m. on July 25.
exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commisioner Mark Morgan said the individuals in Portland are criminals not protesters.
“It is so frustrating when I hear these individuals referred to as demonstrators or protesters,” the commissioner said. “They’re not. They are criminals.”
“They are coordinating and planning with wilful intent to destroy federal property and seriously injure federal officers and agents,” Morgan explained. “What they are doing, every single night, they are getting together, they are coordinating, they are organizing with a willful intent to destroy federal property and injure federal agents and officers. They come prepared every single night with deadly weapons, commercial-grade fireworks, lasers, frozen water bottles, rocks, and hammers.”
Breitbart Texas reached out to the Federal Protective Services agency responsible for the security of federal buildings including the Atlanta Field Office.
“Last evening at 180 Ted Turner Ave, Atlanta, Georgia, several windows of the facility were broken and the facility was spray-painted,” an FPS spokesman said in response. “No arrests were made by federal officers. Information on damages should be referred to the General Services Administration.”
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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a statement from Federal Protective Services officials.