A wealthy college student is among the eight people arrested on rioting charges after participants in a Black Lives Matter protest went on a rampage in Manhattan, causing some $100,000 in damage to businesses.
Clara Kraebber, 20, was among those arrested after the vandalism spree on Friday in the Flatiron District, where demonstrators were protesting over the death of Daniel Prude in upstate Rochester.
All were charged with rioting, and some were additionally charged with weapons and burglary tool possession.
Kraebber declined to comment on the charges to the New York Post when reached by phone at her family's second home in Connecticut, saying: 'No — not right now — I don't want to talk about it.'
Clara Kraebber, 20, was among those arrested after a vandalism spree on Friday in the Flatiron District. She is an undergraduate at Rice and comes from a wealthy Upper East Side family
At least eight people were arrested Friday evening after a protest through Manhattan turned destructive. Police say a small group broke away from the march to smash windows
Of the eight arrested, five were men and two were women. Two of the arrests are from out of state, including one from Portland, Oregon and one from Iowa.
Kraebber, an undergraduate at Rice University. Her father is a psychiatrist who teaches at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, and her mother is an architect at a prestigious Manhattan firm.
The family in 2016 purchased a $1.8 million apartment on the Upper East Side, and also owns a home with four fireplaces in Connecticut.
'I wonder how her rich parents feel about their daughter. How would they feel if they graffitied their townhouse?' one law enforcement source told the Post.
'This girl should be the poster child for white privilege, growing up on the Upper East Side and another home