Leave it to good ol’ Portland (home of ANTIFA central) to kick off another season of meaningless riots sparked by unjustifiable outrage over a case that was tried fairly and called by a jury that ruled based on evidence. But the Left doesn’t like evidence, especially when the evidence doesn’t go their way.
After Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted by the Wisconsin jury on Friday, somewhat peaceful protests broke out all over the Country. In Portland, Oregon, however, more than 1,000 miles away from the courthouse in Kenosha, a protest quickly turned violent as more than 100 people gathered outside the county justice center in downtown Portland to “burn it down” as reported by Andy Ngo.
As the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) explains, “at about 7:00 p.m., Portland Police learned that a group had gathered at Southwest Main Street near Southwest 2nd Avenue blocking traffic” when a “passing driver called and said someone in the group broke his vehicle’s window.”
Portland police, who were quickly called to the scene, and seen in the below footage, had no choice but to retreat as violent ANTIFA members in Portland began to threaten them. Andy Ngo, Citizen Journalist who covers Antifa extensively, also reported that Antifa gathered in black bloc in downtown to destroy property.
The rioters attempted to breach the justice center by putting “large tree branches in the way to stop the gate from closing,” according to the Portland CBS affiliate. Multnomah County Sheriffs Office personnel “faced off” with rioters and the “hostile” agitators threw “urine, alcoholic beverages, water bottles, and batteries” at law enforcement.
According to Townhall.com, Tweets from the Portland Police Bureau cited the “significant resources” that were “diverted to address” the developing riot, but added responding to the rioters meant response times were affected. “Lower priority calls will have to wait a while,” PPB said. “We appreciate your patience!”