Reports have been flooding in this morning from around the nation, and as the big picture comes into focus, it’s clear that a hate conspiracy unlike anything in American history has been unleashed on the country.
Shortly after sunrise in Dallas, a crowd of masked men and women took to the streets of the city’s Arts District, defacing a number of vampire-owned galleries and installations. A similar group, across the country in Washington, D.C., threw bricks through the windows of the AVL headquarters and drove wooden stakes into walls, photos and furniture. Vampires and vampire advocates in other towns and cities have also faced fires, vandalism and persecution at the hands of these unknown attackers all of whom coordinated their assault to take place at sunrise.
Though thankfully no one was injured, property damage is already estimated in the millions of dollars, and the psychic damage done to our communities could last a very, very long time. Our nation has never seen such a highly orchestrated hate crime, targeting a minority simultaneously across the country. In fact, these attacks are far more reminiscent of Nazi Germany than of anything in our own past.
While the AVL is rushing to get resources to those in need, we also would like to make our position absolutely clear: It is understood that these actions were undertaken by a domestic terrorist organization, and the AVL will leave the investigation to the federal authorities. There will be no vampire response to this tragedy. If we’re asked for any assistance, of course we’ll cooperate, but this is clearly a matter for law enforcement to handle. Also, to aid transparency, the AVL will continue to post images of the attack as they come in: