I’m not a nihilist, but I wish they would burn every fucking thing down except for the houses. So that people would begin to understand that we don’t need this system.
- Bella Eiko, speaking to the Oakland City Council, during a vote called to ban “tools of violence” at political demonstrations, 2012
June 11, 2012, La Funa march to City Council member Patricia Kernighan's house
Oakland is for burning? Beyond a critique of gentrification
2013 Ordinance Prohibiting the Possession of the Tools of Violence And Vandalism During a Demo