A Bristol agency has had its windows smashed in by a group of anarchists.
In a post by Act for Freedom, the demonstrators said their vandalism was an expression of rage against all estate agents.
They picked on Maggs & Allen because of their part in trying to evict squatters who have occupied a pair of buildings since April 2010.
It is understood that the buildings’ owners are registered on the Isle of Man and that Maggs & Allen started possession proceedings last November.
The buildings were at the heart of the Bristol riots that rocked the city this April.
Maggs & Allen is a highly reputable firm, with NAEA, RICS, NAVA and Ombudsman memberships.
The post said: “We did this in response to Maggs & Allen's part in the threatened eviction of the Freeshop and the Emporium, two squatted spaces on Stokes Croft. Our solidarity goes out to all people being threatened with eviction, from those in squats to those who can't afford their rent.
“To those who seek to criminalise squatting – a law designed only to protect property, which will make it harder for anyone, squatters or not, to house themselves: let this be an indication that we will resist.
“Our actions last night were an expression of our rage against all estate agents and all others who profit from people's need for shelter.
“For those who profit from inflating rent prices and benefit from rising instability and the increasing lack of control in our lives, we have nothing but rocks and anger.
“We refuse to wait for your bailiffs and intend to take the fight to those who attack us. Our struggle for freedom is one of our own choosing.”
The Act for Freedom campaign against Maggs & Allen comes at a time when campaigners are trying to making squatting an illegal act.