Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. - A new military recruitment station on Ellsworth Avenue in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh fell victim to vandals early Wednesday morning. Business at the center had been disrupted the day before by a picket organized by the anti-war Pittsburgh Organizing Group. During that protest police attacked demonstrators and threatened them with arrest.

Recruiters had to halt work completely for much of Wednesday in order to rehang flags and posters and nail plywood over broken windows. Vandals also spilled paint all over the center. Neighbors said that this was not the first incidence of vandalism at the office since it opened in mid-February.