Posted by Curt on 9 August, 2020 at 7:21 am. 5 comments already!



Violence continued in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night into Sunday morning as a “peaceful protest” once again became a riot, with activists blockading streets, setting fire to the police union offices, and attacking local police.

According to a press statement by the Portland Police Department, several protests had been peaceful on Saturday until a march Saturday evening blocked traffic illegally outside the offices of the Portland Police Association, the local police union. “People within the crowd committed crimes when they erected a fence, pushed dumpsters into the street to block traffic, set a dumpster on fire, vandalized the PPA office with spray paint, and destroyed security cameras,” police said.

According to journalist Andy Ngô, members of the extremist group Antifa disabled an external security camera at the building:

The rioters then succeeded in breaking into the building, knocking through plywood and setting a fire inside it:

The Portland Police Department released a Ring video showing surveillance footage of the fire as it burned inside:

The crowd had also set several fires throughout the town, and had built several barricades, some apparently aflame, all over northern Portland. According to Ngô, rioters also threatened local residents who were watching the scene unfold:

Police attempted to disperse the crowd, and were attacked with glass bottles and lasers. Some officers were injured:

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