Clara Kraebber is a wealthy NYC woman who is one of eight people arrested Friday night after a roiling, three-hour rampage that police say caused at least $100,000 in damage from Foley Square up to 24th Street. where demonstrators were protesting over the death of Daniel Prude in upstate Rochester.
Kraebber was a 14-year-old student at the elite Hunter College HS at the time. As of 2020, she is a history undergrad at Rice University in Houston, according to her Facebook page.
Being also a member of the Rice Young Democrats, she helped work on Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 failed bid to unseat Senator Ted Cruz. She donated $121 to the Rice Young Democrats PAC.
“Does Beto make you feel this way too??? THEN GO VOTE!!!” she captioned a Facebook photo showing her looking up, earnestly, at the candidate.
Clara Kraebber Personal Life
Kraebber was born to parents, Virginia Kindred, who runs Kindred Architect Works designed to create spaces for Columbia University and NYU, and Markus Kraebber, an Upper East Side child and adolescent psychiatrist who teaches at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry.
In 2016, the Kraebber family paid $1.8 million for their 16th-floor apartment on East End Avenue. The family also owns 1730 home — featuring four fireplaces, according to property listings — in tony Litchfield County, Conn.
Clara Kraebber Arrested on Friday Night’s March Over on Rioting Charges
Kraebber joined the Friday night’s protest which was organized by groups calling themselves the “New Afrikan Black Panther Party” and the “Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement”.
She also has a history of engagement in street protests for years before.
“Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground!” the group chanted as it moved up Lafayette Street while busting the plate glass facades of banks, Starbucks and Duane-Reades.
Kraebber, one of the Black Lives Matter protesters, now faces felony rioting and misdemeanor graffiti charges — after a window-smashing free-for-all in Manhattan
Clara Kraebber Under Investigation
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.’
The 20-year-old is now facing a maximum of four years prison on her top charge of first-degree riot.
Police say eight businesses, including a Starbucks, several banks, and Duane Reade, had their windows shattered. Three buildings were also vandalized with graffiti. The estimated damage nears $100,000.