Several dozen suspected Antifa members vandalized an Apple store and a Whole Foods supermarket in the trendy Williamsburg section of Brooklyn late on Saturday while spray painting anti-police graffiti and messages like ‘Murder Bezos’.
Video shows several people wearing hooded shirts shattering the glass facade of the Apple location in Williamsburg using an object thrown against the window.
At least one individual was seen inside the store, according to footage posted by the site LiveLeak.
Vandals spray painted the letters ‘FTP’ – or ‘f*** the police’ – on the wall.
The video also shows graffiti spray painted onto the glass facade of an HSBC Bank location nearby on Bedford Avenue.
A Whole Foods store nearby that was vandalized was spray painted with the message ‘Murder Bezos’.
In one segment of the footage, a Whole Foods employee comes outside to confront some of the would-be vandals and protesters.
Whole Foods is a subsidiary of Amazon, the online retailer owned by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos.
Broken windows and graffiti were also said to have been spray painted on a Compass Real Estate outlet store just down the block.
One vandal wrote ‘Die Yuppy’, according to the New York Post.
‘I feel sentiment for the times, but this stuff is just senseless,’ a Compass employee told The Post.
‘They don’t even know what they’re doing. It’s just destruction for destruction’s sake.’
The employee added: ‘The irony of it is you can clearly tell that everyone on the video is white.
‘And it’s like, do you guys even know what you’re doing this for?’
The Antifa activists were marching in solidarity with the counter-demonstrators who clashed with members of pro-Confederate and white supremacist organizations in the Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain, Georgia, on Saturday.
Several dozen right-wing activists toting rifles and Confederate battle flags gathered near Stone Mountain Park, home to a giant sculpture of Confederate leaders.
The Three Percenters militia, which organized the event, had applied last month to hold a more than 2,000-strong rally ‘to defend and protect our history and Second Amendment rights’ at the park, in response to a march by an all-black militia held on July 4.
Chaos unfolded in the city, just as officials had feared, as the rival groups faced off with each other for hours. People on both sides were seen carrying rifles.
Members of right-wing groups proudly waving their Confederate flags were seen coming face to face with anti-racism and anti-fascist activists.
Several Black Lives Matter supporters were spotted in heated confrontations with far-right activists, many of whom were wearing Trump 2020 shirts and hats.
For several hours, there was little visible police presence and things were largely peaceful, aside from some shoving and pushing and spirited arguments.
Some left-wing activists were also seen setting Confederate battle flags alight.
But just before 1pm, tensions between the rival groups reached a boiling point, as brawls broke out among the crowd.
People from opposing sides were seen punching and kicking each other and throwing rocks, prompting police officers in riot gear to move in to disperse the crowds.
National Guard troops were also deployed to the scene as chaos erupted.