- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police have charged two of as many as 50 anarchists who caused about $100,000 damage vandalizing luxury cars and new buildings and left behind an anti-gentrification message on May Day.

Police say residents came out of their homes and surrounded 45-year-old Geoffrey Suchocki and 28-year-old Patricia Monahan as they changed out of their clothes and waited for a ride Monday night.

Police say Suchocki had a mask, scarf, a device used to shatter windows and a “mission statement on how to disrupt capitalism.”

Philly.com says efforts to reach both for comment at their homes Tuesday were unsuccessful.

Online court records don’t list attorneys for the pair who are charged with rioting, causing a catastrophe and other crimes.

Residents say the vandals carried a sign saying “Gentrification is Death, Revolt is Life.”


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