The angry mob of Antifa protesters who targeted Fox New host Tucker Carlson’s home Wednesday night are under investigation by the D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department.
‘We welcome those who come here to exercise their First Amendment rights in a safe and peaceful manner; however, we prohibit them from breaking the law,’ the MPD tells DailyMail.com in a statement.
‘Last night, a group of protesters broke the law by defacing private property at a Northwest, DC residence. MPD takes these violations seriously, and we will work to hold those accountable for their unlawful actions.
‘There is currently an open criminal investigation regarding this matter,’ the statement concluded.
Protesters from far-left group Smash Racism DC knocked on the door of Tucker Carlson’s D.C. home before chanting ‘we know where you sleep at night’ on Wednesday at 6.30pm
Tucker Carlson (left) says his door was damaged by protesters banging on it, while his former Fox News colleague, Megyn Kelly (right) decried the incident on Twitter
When Megyn had left her apartment building on Thursday to see the eye doctor she was being blocked by her driver and one of her door men as she walked to her awaiting car
Kelly denounced the angry mob of protesters at Tucker’s home saying that while the Fox News host is tough- his family does not deserve to be dragged into it
The group of about 20 from Smash Racism DC, descended on the conservative commentator’s home, while Tucker’s wife Susan, was alone when she heard the commotion outside.
She locked herself in the pantry and called police at 6.30pm as the mob screamed and banged on her front door.
The protesters chanted slogans such as ‘we will fight, we know where you sleep at night’
‘I called my wife. She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming. … Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door,’ Carlson told
Tucker’s former Fox News colleague, Megyn Kelly, decried the incident over Twitter.
‘This has to stop. Who are we? What are we becoming? Tucker Carlson is tough & can handle a lot, but he does not deserve this. His family does not deserve this. It’s stomach-turning,’ she tweeted Wednesday evening as the incident was unfolding.
Stop racism: The Antifa protesters left a sign on Tucker’s door that read Stop Racism along with his address which was also tweeted out by an account called ‘ShutitDownDC’ which was removed for violating Twitter policy
After the furious mob of about 20 people protested at Tucker’s front door, an affiliated Twitter account called ‘ShutitDownDC’ released his home address and that of his brother Buckley Carlson, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Neil Patel, with whom Carlson co-founded the Daily Caller.
None of the other conservative figures are believed to have been targeted Wednesday evening and the tweets with their addresses have since been taken down.
Activists from Smash Racism DC also targeted Ted Cruz as he ate with wife Heidi in a Washington restaurant.