2 accused anarchist vandals arraigned

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Two people charged with participating in an anti-gentrification vandalism spree Monday night in North Philadelphia were arraigned late Tuesday night to be released on $5,000 unsecured bail each, according to court records.


The records do not indicate whether Geoffrey Suchocki, 45, of Doylestown, or Patricia Monahan, 28, of Rhawnhurst, had attorneys.

Each is charged with causing a catastrophe, criminal mischief, and related counts for allegedly helping to cause more than $100,000 in damage to new buildings and high-end cars over a three-block radius on the 1500 block of North Second Street.





Police said dozens of vandals, some believed to be associated with an anarchist group called Summer of Rage, smashed glass, spray-painted messages on buildings, and attacked cars around 9:15 p.m.

Monday was May 1, often called May Day, a traditional rallying day for anti-capitalist and anarchist groups.

The group allegedly carried a banner that read “Gentrification is death and revolt is life.” One witness said they threw Christmas ornaments filled with paint, and wielded hammers and metal objects while wearing dark clothing with their faces covered.




Police said Wednesday morning that no one else had been charged but that the investigation was ongoing.















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