The headquarters of the Republican party in North Carolina was destroyed and set on fire last night. About it reports Reuters, citing a statement from local law enforcement agencies.
Unknown threw in the window of a building a bottle with an incendiary mix. Fire happened, but in office the Republicans burned the furniture and interior space. Damage assessment has yet been made.
According to the Agency, at the nearby headquarters building with graffiti of a swastika and the phrase: “Nazi-Republicans, leave the city, otherwise it will be worse.”
“This is extremely alarming action goes far beyond property damage. This action threatens the security of the population, and the message of hate undermines the dignity, respect and integrity of civil society,” said Tom Stevens, mayor of Hillsborough, where the incident occurred (quoted by TASS).
In connection with the incident, the Republicans asked the authorities of North Carolina to strengthen security measures on all activities of the party until the General election in the country on 8 November.
Executive Director of the party in North Carolina Dallas Wedhus called the incident “a hate-filled and violent assault on democracy”.
“Whatever he wanted to achieve the vandals, kill people, destroy property or intimidate voters, in this country everyone should be entitled to Express their political views without fear for their personal safety,” he said.