Investigators in suburban Philadelphia said the words “Kill Zimmerman” were spray painted onto the side of a building before it was set on fire Sunday, making the incident just one violent protest in a series of many inspired by George Zimmerman’s acquittal.
The building, the location of commercial sign maker ProSigns, was set on fire in the East Caln Township on Sunday night at 11:20p.m. “Kill Whites” was also spray painted in red on another wall.
According to a friend of the business owner, the building was partly set ablaze by an antique Studebaker inside the building.
“Considering the graffiti, investigators immediately suspected the blaze was intentionally set,” WPVI-TV wrote. “On Monday, the fire was ruled an arson, fueled by an unknown accelerant.”
While parts of the building remain, the damages are estimated at $500,000. It is unclear whether the business was targeted intentionally.
The investigation is ongoing and no suspects have yet been named.
On Monday night, protestors ran through the streets of Los Angeles smashing vehicles and windows. Another group vandalized a Wal-Mart and were only brought under control after 300 police officers were called to the scene.
In Baltimore, a witness reported a group of young black individuals assaulting a Hispanic man, yelling: “This is for Trayvon!”
On Sunday morning, a man allegedly named a cat Zimmerman and burned it alive.