OAKLAND -- Vandals damaged two Oakland police cars parked in downtown Oakland on Thursday in what a protest group said was a targeted attack over a Washington federal grand jury investigation.
Officer J. Moore said that at about 7 a.m., officers discovered someone had poured a colored liquid onto the windshields and windows of both cruisers, which were parked at 255 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. One of the car's tires had also been slashed, he said.
There were no suspects or arrests late Friday afternoon, he said, and no other related vandalism had been reported. Police did not have a monetary estimate for the damage.
In an online post Thursday evening at IndyBay.org, a group calling itself "The East Bay Uncontrollables" claimed it poured glass etching fluid on the windshields of two unmarked police cars outside a recruitment center, slashed the tires on one vehicle, and also splashed the acid-based fluid across the center's windows.
The post claimed the group supports "local, regional and global struggles against exploitation and oppression."
The group said the attacks were designed to protest a Seattle grand jury's investigation into vandalism during May Day protests "and to continue our struggle against the forces of the State and Capital at home."
In a separate early Thursday morning incident, another vandal claimed to have damaged a window at a law enforcement station near Lake Merritt.
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