Nation: Trashing in Riverdale

The tactic of "trashing" has become a familiar enough method of the left. Now it seems to be spreading to improbable quarters. During a strike of building-service employees, residents in one apartment building in the fashionable Riverdale section of New York City grew enraged at having to do without hot water. Finally, some of the tenants, who pay up to $800 a month for their apartments, stormed through the lobby, ripping up rugs, smashing furniture and windows, uprooting potted plants and tearing off wallpaper.

As other groups have discovered, such rioting can attract the Establishment's attention. Within two days, the building's...

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