Washington, Oct 17: A Republican Party office in North Caroli was firebombed in an attack that presidential candidate Dold Trump blamed on “animals representing Hillary Clinton”, despite the Democratic candidate also condemning the incident. The firebomb was thrown on Saturday night through a window of the office in the predomintly Democratic Orange county, charring furniture and campaign posters, but caused no injuries, the police said.
A swastika and the phrase “zi Republicans get out of town or else” were also spray painted on the facade of a nearby building, EFE news reported. Trump blamed the incident on “animals representing Hillary Clinton and Democrats in North Caroli” in a message on Sunday on his official Twitter account, and said he would never forget the attack.
The Republican candidate added that the attack was launched “because we are winning” given the tight contest in North Caroli, key swing state in the November 8 presidential elections and where Clinton was leading the polls by a rrow margin.
The Democratic candidate also condemned the incident in a tweet, calling it “horrific and ucceptable” and added she was “very grateful that everyone is safe”.
North Caroli Governor Pat McCrory, a Republican, called the firebombing “an attack on our democracy”. “Violence has no place in our society - but especially in our elections. Fortutely no one was injured; however, I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation,” he said in a statement. (IANS)