Demonstrators Vandalize FBI Building, Trump Hotel in DC: Police

Two men participating in the Million Mask March in Washington, D.C., have been arrested for vandalizing federal property and the Trump International Hotel, police say.

D.C. police officers found several buildings and sidewalks in the area had been vandalized with spray paint, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, and the Trump hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, about 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

Two people have been arrested for vandalizing the new Trump hotel and the FBI building in the District. News4’s Darcy Spencer reports the men arrested were part of the Million Mask March.

A neon green "X" covered the FBI emblem, and the word "corrupt" and images of masks were spray-painted on sidewalks and a column at the FBI building. At the hotel, someone spray-painted the steps and the message, "We Suck," near the entrance. The front doors of the hotel also have scratch marks, according to the police.

A Metropolitan Police Department cruiser was also damaged by demonstrators, police said.

Eric Roberts, 27, of Florida, was arrested and charged with defacing government property and resisting arrest. Police said they confiscated several cans of spray paint and stencils from Roberts.

Police also arrested Danny Hamilton, 35, of Louisiana, and charged him with destruction of D.C. government property and resisting arrest.

It wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys to represent them.

Thousands were protesting capitalism in the Million Mask March in cities throughout the world, according to activist network Anonymous. Marchers are wearing maskes "to protest corruption, censorship, inequality and war," Anonymous said on Twitter.

Video from one demonstrator shows D.C. police and protesters clashing:

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