Portland Police declared an unlawful assembly Wednesday night after far-left, anti-police rioters started smashing windows and spray painting the city’s Democratic Party office building. The so-called ‘demonstration’ was against President Biden and law enforcement. Hasn’t the left learned that Antifa despises all government and doesn’t care which party gains power? They are opposed to the system, whether it’s run by a Democrat or a Republican. Nothing is ever radical enough.
It started earlier this month when Antifa protesters started voicing dissatisfaction against President Biden, specifically when the Black Lives Matter organization was left off a civil rights Zoom meeting call regarding police reform. Several protests had been planned with flyer advertising and videos calling for people who were anti-Biden and anti-police. About 150 people had gathered at Revolution Hall and marched to the Democratic Party of Oregon just hours before Biden was sworn in office.
Videos on social media showed rioters throwing rocks and eggs in the city’s south waterfront neighborhood, as well as seen carrying pepper ball guns, electronic control weapons, shields, and rocks. Some used weapons to smash windows while others held up umbrellas to block surveillance footage. People dressed in all black had spray-painted “F*** Biden” on the building, chanted for the police to quit their jobs, and held banners such as “We are ungovernable” and “A new world from the ashes.”
While making eight arrests, officers collected batons, irritant spray, Molotov cocktails, knives, and a crowbar. Rioters were charged with crimes such as criminal mischief, possession of a destructive device, and reckless burning. The Democratic Party of Oregon released a statement that the building had been previously vandalized during last year’s summer protests. Repairs had been made to the building just hours before the recent vandalism occurred.
The Portland Police Twitter page tweeted out a warning that any criminal conduct would be subject to the use of force, crowd control agents, and impact weapons. “To those gathered near the Democratic Party of Oregon Portland Headquarters: Members of this group have been observed damaging the building. Anyone who is involved in criminal behavior including vandalism and graffitting is subject to arrest or citation,” they wrote.
It seems like the National Guard should’ve been kept where there was an actual threat instead of wasting their time in DC concerning minor threats to government officials. Left-leaning politicians seem to be more concerned about a handful of lives in D.C than any of the ongoing threats to members of our community every day.