War on coffee drinkers
Remind me again how the political left is nothing but a bunch of peaceful butterflies taking on terrorizing Tea Party members. Because when I read stories like this, I tend to forget.
Two cops were injured Saturday night when police clashed with a throng of anarchists, who attacked them with metal pipes and wreaked havoc at a NoHo Starbucks during a wild, hours-long spree, police said.
According to cops, the suspects, Eric Marchese, 23, of Brentwood, LI, Alexander Penley, 41, of the Upper West Side and Nicholas Thommen, 30 of Salem, Ore., were among a group of 25 individuals who fought with cops and tried to smash the windows of the Starbucks on Astor Place using 8-foot galvanized metal pipes around 8:45 p.m.
Earlier, members of the group, some of whom were wearing masks, had attended an anarchist book fair at Judson Memorial Church, on Washington Square South and then took to the streets around Washington Square Park, marching against traffic, chanting “f— the NYPD,” “cops are murderers” and “all pigs must die,” police said.
According to cops, some members of the group of 150 tipped over garbage cans and spray-painted anarchist symbols on nearby businesses.
At Starbucks, fearful patrons took cover under tables to shield themselves from flying glass, police said.
According to cops, officers were assaulted with pipes, bottles and physical force in the struggle.
Authorities in New York will probably propose banning metal pipes and profiling masked Anarchists as solutions to the violence.