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Bloomington Anarchists Claim Responsibility For Vandalism

Last updated on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

(BLOOMINGTON) - A group of apparent anarchists in Bloomington have anonymously admitted responsibility for a number of acts of vandalism in the campus town.

The Bloomington Herald Times reports tires on a pair of Monroe County Community Corrections buses were slashed either Thursday night or Friday morning.

A website which claims to specialize in "Anarchist News, Opinion and Much More," has an article on their website saying the tire slashings were in protest of the use of "slave labor" in highway maintenance.

Two other articles on the website, news.infoshop.org, has other anonymous postings taking responsibility for the late October vandalism of a pair of Chase Bank ATM machines, and of a security camera at the drop-off zone of the Salvation Army.

The Chase Bank ATM attack was, according to the website, in response to Chase Banks business dealings with Gohman Asphalt Company, which is part of the I-69 expansion project.

The site also says the Salvation Army security camera vandalism was in protest of the charity trying to protect anonymous donations left out behind their building, saying they should belong to a "gift economy," defending the thefts of donated goods that the Salvation Army had been trying to prevent.

In the Chase Bank posting, the group threatened continued attacks until Chase discontinues working with Gohman Asphalt.

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