Left-wing activists rioted in Portland on Friday night where they burned Bibles, set fires in the street, and tore protective boarding off of buildings.
The riots had cooled off on Thursday night as “federal and state officers located inside the courthouse were not forced to leave the building during the course of the night,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement.
On Friday night, rioters burned American flags and bibles in the streets outside the federal Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in Portland.
Left-wing activists bring a stack of Bibles to burn in front of the federal courthouse in Portland. https://t.co/lYWY0x8n8P
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 1, 2020
Numerous journalists who were on the ground said that the left-wing activists were trying to provoke a response from the federal agents inside.
One journalist reported that rioters dumped garbage in front of one exit. “CBP clears the hazard and agitators begin to provoke a response from federal officers,” he wrote along with video of the incident.
“Agitators trying to provoke a response from federal officers,” the journalist added. “Violently battering the door with kicks and using their shield as a battering ram.”
President Donald Trump announced late Friday night, “Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!”
Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2020
Other videos posted online by journalist Andy Ngo show large fires being set in the street and rioters ripping protective boarding off of buildings.
“Rioters at gathering in Portland are tearing off barricades of an arcade nearby federal courthouse. Portland Police are aware but will let them continue because they’re given directive to leave rioters alone in most circumstances,” Ngo reported. “Black bloc militants in downtown Portland are trying to break into a business near the federal courthouse at the peaceful protest. They’re prying off the wood that is covering glass window.”
So… were the Bibles “racist”? Were they, the very books all black ministers preach to their congregations from, “systemically racist”? Or… what? What is the point of burning Bibles other than attempt to provoke a response?
Note that the violence and destruction was still present (Nadler) even without those mean old federal officers confronting them, so, so much for THAT lie.
State police came in and cleared out the COVID Compound across the street from courthouse and the violence is noticeably reduced. No, it’s not the federal officers, who have a DUTY to be there causing the violence; it is the Democrat-supported left wing terrorists that cause the violence.
Yes communists hate the bible, there are plenty in print, but if they get the power they want expect them to outlaw all religious things and practices.
Burn away children buy more and burn them them up, looked like all new copies, flags go ahead spend your netflix subscription money on those too, we will make more.
Burn a copy of The Communists Manifesto,Das Kapital and Rules for Radicals and they’ll Scream CENSORSHIP lets also add Origion of the Spiecies as well Darwin started it all
It seems that Mosques and the Koran were not touched. I wonder why?
@Abbi: Because people get their heads cut off for doing that.
@Deplorable Me: The dont tread on me flag has been updated
@kitt: I like that!
More dems acting up.
@another vet: Acting like nazis burning books.
@kitt: You mean like… fascists?
@Deplorable Me: They never learned history in the colleges they paid WAY too much for.
Hey, Portland, Seattle, NYC, Chicago and points liberal… THIS is how you put down left wing violence so it doesn’t get out of control.
@Deplorable Me: Your link only goes to faceplant sign up, I have never and will never.