Molotov Attack on US Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Florida

Published September 3, 2019

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A lit Molotov cocktail was tossed into the lobby of a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Oakland Park, Florida on August 31.

The fuse disconnected from the bottle and did not ignite.

Security officers handcuffed the woman who allegedly threw the device and she was taken into custody by Federal Protective Service officers who arrested her.

The woman, Cellicia Hunt, was charged with maliciously attempting to damage or destroy a government building by fire, according to court records. Cellicia is expected to appear in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Tuesday.

She was being held without bail in a local jail Saturday.

The molotov attack follows other militant actions against fascist ICE agents and the Trump regime’s ethnic cleansing policy, which is separating families and placing immigrants in concentration camps at the border. On July 13, anarchist fighter Willem Van Spronsen was shot and killed by Tacoma police during an attack on vehicles outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, where immigrants are imprisoned. A month later, on August 13, shots were fired into two ICE offices in San Antonio, Texas.

Militant resistance to ICE raids and the U.S. state’s fascist immigration policy is likely to continue.