A Portland Antifa group has claimed responsibility for flooding the office of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement union attorney over the weekend, causing significant damage to the property, according to Hot Air.
The vandals put a garden hose through the front door mail slot of the office sometime over the weekend and left the water running until it was discovered by an employee Sunday afternoon.
The office belonged to ICE union lawyer Sean Riddell and Christine Mascal, who runs a separate practice in the same office. Riddell wasn’t sure at first whether he or Mascal was being targeted, until an email sent to the Williamette Week provided some answers.
The letter was also published on the anarchist news site It’s Going Down. It reads:
Sean Riddell currently provides legal representation to the National ICE Council, the union which represents ICE agents, in a lawsuit against the city of Portland in response to the Occupy ICE PDX encampment last summer. Sean’s new law office, located in Portland, was purchased partially with the money he’s made from the work he’s done for the National ICE Council. We decided to congratulate him on his new building by unraveling is garden hose, pushing it through his mail slot, and turning on the water. Our goal was to cause maximum economic damage, that should serve as a warning to all individuals and businesses that profit off the human misery perpetrated by ICE…
For a world without borders and prisons. For the free movement of all people. Smash ICE
Workers are trying to dry out the damaged wooden floors and remove the soaked carpet from the office this week to prevent an accumulation of mold. Riddell said insurance should cover most of the damage. He also called out the vandals for hiding in anonymity.
“I have the courage of my convictions,” Riddell said. “I put my name on what I do.”