They really don’t want Joe. They really don’t want Trump. They want anarchy, chaos and absolutely zero caffeinated beverages.
Antifa militants chanted “f—k” President Biden during a rampage through Seattle after Wednesday’s inauguration. The destruction included the Starbucks on Pike Place, home of the java chain’s very first location, which opened in 1971.
Police shared images of the Starbucks covered in police tape to protect smashed windows. One of the three arrests Wednesday night was for burglary and property damage at the historic store, police said. The Seattle Police Department’s official Twitter account also documented vandalism that occured at the William Kenzo Nakamura Courthouse.
“I guess they’re Anti-caffeine, too,” one Twitter user, John Blair, said as he described the attack on what was not just a “Starbucks” but “the original one. Store #1.”
Outside ICE offices on Second Avenue and Spring Street, several in the crowd lit fire to an American flag. Some spray-painted and smashed three windows at a building that houses an AmazonGo store. “Amazon uses $ 2 fund tech for ICE,” read one tag. Seattle cops made at least three arrests as at least 100 protesters scrawled graffiti, smashed windows and marched through the city streets.
Videos showed the mob dressed in their “unofficial all-black uniforms” chanting their allegiance to “Antifa”, burning the American flag in the middle of downtown Seattle street and repeatedly decrying the election of United States 46th President, Joe Biden.
“F—k Trump, f—k Biden too, they don’t give a f—k about you,” a large crowd chanted in unison in one clip.
Some said they took to the streets because they were disgusted that the new president had called for unity rather than attack their right-wing opponents. “Calling for unity with people who actively want to harm people is disgusting,” a woman named Anna told the Seattle Times.
Seattle Police issued a statement Thursday morning detailing the incident declaring that “members of the group vandalized numerous buildings and structures with graffiti, utilized smoke canisters, and dragged various objects into roadways to create barriers and obstructions.”
The Seattle chaos came as Antifa mobs yet again clashed with police in Portland, Oregon, where they also made clear their staunch opposition of the new president. Before descending on the Democratic Party office, some protesters from a group of about 150 scuffled with police on bicycles, Portland Police said in a statement posted on their official Twitter account.
“We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres,” read a banner that the 200+ person mob marched under. “We Are Ungovernable” and “A New World From The Ashes” were some of the other hand-written slogans painted onto large banners at the forefront of the angry protestors.
The new Democratic president was sworn in on Wednesday at Capitol Hill in Washington, urging unity and restoration for the nation in his inauguration speech.