Metro.US: Reports that the crowd was as strong as 150 and that officers were assaulted with pipes, rocks and bottles. “Penley, 41, was arrested and charged with assault and inciting a riot after Saturday’s incident, cops said.
Nicholas Thommen, 30, was also arrested and charged with assault and
inciting a riot, and Eric Marchese, 24, was arrested and charged with
criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.”
Corporate Media: Mob of Anarchists Attack NYC Starbucks:
MYFOXNY.COM – Police say a mob of 25 anarchists fought with officers
and tried to use eight-foot-long metal pipes to smash windows of a
Starbucks in the East Village on Saturday.
The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. at the Starbucks on the corner
of Astor Place and Lafayette Street. Customers were sent diving under
tables during the attack.
The mob was unable to smash the thick protective plexiglass windows and there ended up being no damage to the store.
Police arrested Eric Marchese, 24, Alexander Penley, 41 and Nicholas
Thommen, 30. All three men face multiple charges. Two officers sustained
minor injuries in the melee.
Police said a crowd, some wearing masks, stormed out of an Anarchist
Book Fair at Church across the street from Washington Square Park. Many
participants at the sixth annual event tipped garbage cans and
spray-painted anarchist symbols on businesses in the area.
Police made another arrest at an after-party at the 6th Street
community center. Officers were also attacked at that location as they
tried to remove the suspect from the building.