The Republican Party of Virginia's headquarters in downtown Richmond was damaged Wednesday night as protesters tried to kick in the office's glass door, painted graffiti and threw a pumpkin, according to party officials.

On Thursday morning, a dirty footprint and the remains of an anarchist symbol were still visible on the glass front of the RPV office on Grace Street. A doorbell outside the office appeared to have been smashed.

In a statement, RPV Chairman John Whitbeck blamed the vandalism on Hillary Clinton and other Democrats criticisms of Trump supporters as "racist, sexist, mentally ill and a 'basket of deplorables.'"

"The hateful rhetoric we have seen these past few months is the cause of this violence," Whitbeck said.

The Democratic Party of Virginia condemned the vandalism.

"This is not the Virginia way, nor is it compatible with our values as Democrats," DPVA Chairman Susan Swecker said in a statement. "While we strongly respect and support the right to protest peacefully, these actions are indefensible."

Democrats also started an online fundraiser to cover the cost of the damage. Whitbeck rebuffed the offer, saying Republicans have "more than enough money to fix our windows" and asking that any funds be donated instead to "a local crisis pregnancy center."

Protesters marched through the city Wednesday night to express opposition to Trump as president, briefly shutting down roads and resulting in ten arrests after some protesters sat down and blocked traffic on the Downtown Expressway.

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