Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend
7held indamage to Pa. federal buildings
PHILADELPHIA— A group of people dressed in black vandalized at least two federal buildings in downtown Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve, and police said they recovered Molotov cocktails and other suspicious devices as they arrested seven of them, authorities said Friday.
Officers spotted about 50 people, all in black, around 8: 30 p. m. Thursday at the historic U. S. Customs House, police said. A
25- year- old man was seen throwing a brick through the windows of a federal building and courthouse shortly before 9 p. m., police said. He fled with a 24- yearold man and two
23- year- old women, all of whom were arrested.
Anti- police and antiprison graffiti were scrawled on walls, a sheriff’s van was defaced and several windows were broken.