Wannabe revolutionaries mess with my library

On Monday I wrote a little blurb for the Monitor about a recent incident at the Twin Oaks Library on S. 5th St. –– my own beloved branch –– involving a handful of bored millennials who call themselves the Red Guards:

The previous month, [said Library Director Roosevelt Weeks], somebody placed a severed pig’s head on the fence at the entrance to the Twin Oaks library branch on South Fifth Street. The head was accompanied by a message calling the Democratic Socialists of America “capitalist pigs.” Weeks noted that the vandalism was apparently conducted based on the mistaken belief that the DSA would be holding a meeting at the library. Whoever is responsible appears to be linked to the Red Guards of Austin, a group of self-professed “Marxist-Leninist Maoists” who on their website have proudly displayed images of similar acts of vandalism committed against other leftist groups they view as being insufficiently revolutionary.

Here’s a little extra meat to the story:

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Luckily, the library had security cameras. Unluckily, the footage they produced was pretty useless in identifying the culprit. Of course, these cowards always cover their faces anyway.

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