New York City Police arrested the 20-year-old daughter of a wealthy Upper East Side family for causing property damage in a riot organized by an Antifa-affiliated and a black supremacist group in the city on Friday. The damage totaled over $100,000.
According to the New York Post, 20-year-old Clara Kraebber is among the eight people arrested at the scene, where an angry mob in the area of 24th street wrecked shop fronts. The mob began their march from Foley Square and, over the course of the next three hours, marched north, causing property damage wherever they went.
All across the city, store owners have erected plywood boards to protect their businesses due to the ongoing riots.
Kraebber’s mother is Virginia Kindred, a renown architect and the owner of Kindred Arch works, a Manhattan architectural firm. They specialize in designing public spaces like schools and businesses and have produced architecture for Columbia University and New York University. Kraebber's father, Markus Kraebber, is a professor at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry.
In 2016 the Kraebber family reportedly paid $1.8 million for their 16th-floor apartment on East End Avenue. The family also owns a 1730 home — featuring four fireplaces according to property listings in Litchfield County, Conn., per the paper.
This is not Kraebber’s first involvement in street protests. In 2014, Kraebber, who was then 14-years-old, was interviewed by the New York Times when she participated in a Black Lives Matter protest for Michael Brown, who was killed in a police-involved shooting in Ferguson.
“We don’t have much political power right now, being youths, but this is something we can do,” she said at the time.
“New Afrikan Black Panther Party” and the “Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement” are two of the groups claiming responsibility for the mayhem on Friday night.
The Antifa mob chanted “Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground!” echoing phrases from their cohorts in Portland and Oakland. Black-clad militants shattered storefronts on their way through Lower and Midtown Manhattan. The mob also carried banners that read "Death to America."
“This is the height of hypocrisy,” said an as yet unidentified law enforcement officer who was at the scene in the New York Post. “This girl should be the poster child for white privilege, growing up on the Upper East Side and another home in Connecticut.”
“I wonder how her rich parents feel about their daughter. How would they feel if they graffitied their townhouse?”
Kraebber is currently facing up to four years in prison for her involvement in the Friday night incident.