In the world of daring anarchist sabotage, screwing with government toilets ranks up there with scrawling Circle-As on a bathroom mirror. It takes neither skill, nor courage. What takes remarkably more skill is actually failing to sabotage a toilet--something that a couple local anarchists succeeded at marvelously on Monday.
The Bellingham Heraldreports that employees at Olympia's brand new City Hall building were suspicious when two backpack-toting individuals walked in, went straight to the bathrooms, then left immediately afterward at the same time.
Can't imagine what tipped them off.
After they left, the workers looked in the toilets and found globs of cement, which they quickly scooped out (we hope while wearing gloves), leaving no damage to the toilets and no City Hall employees without a place to take a shit.
Meanwhile, a post on PugetSoundAnarchists.org says:
Sometime yesterday we entered the new city hall in Olympia Washington and damaged the plumbing in both the male and females bathroom with quickset cement. This action comes on the heels of May Day. A day where anarchists should be remembering the fight of all those who came before them, and we think this remembrance should come in the form of a continuation of the struggle. We must never forget all those who the state has stolen from us, and we must continue our attacks. We do these attacks because we are anarchists and we desire the immediate destruction of both the state and capital. This action done in solidarity with the five anarchists from the Haymarket riot whom the state either directly of indirectly executed. And all those who continue to wage war on all forms of domination.
Total Solidarity with the Haymarket Anarchists!
Kill Their Kings and Burn Their Kingdom
So the reason for trying to plug government toilets in Olympia, Wash. in 2011 is apparently to avenge the deaths of five anarchists who were killed in Chicago the late 1800s.