Riot declared in Portland, vandals torch police building: 'Every precinct, every town, burn the precincts to the ground'
Added 07-19-20 02:17:02pm EST - “Videos show violent clashes between rioters and federal officers who attempted to defend the federal courthouse in Portland. President Trump reacts.” - Theblaze.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Riot declared in Portland, vandals torch police building: 'Every precinct, every town, burn the precincts to the ground'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
Videos show violent clashes between rioters and federal officers who attempted to defend the federal courthouse in Portland. President Trump reacts.
Saturday marked the 52nd consecutive night of protests in Portland following George Floyd's death. Demonstrations elevated to violent levels as the night progressed, and by 11 p.m., the Portland Police Department declared a riot.
Rioters broke into the Portland Police Association building on Saturday night and set it on fire. Agitators also started dumpster fires in Oregon's largest city.
Rioters vandalized the federal courthouse in downtown Portland after removing the protective fencing that was once on the perimeter. One person was seen shooting airsoft paintball bullets at cameras on the exterior of the Multnomah County Justice Center. A man yelled into the courthouse to inform authorities: "We want the fight!"
Federal and local law enforcement deployed tear gas and flash bangs near the federal courthouse to attempt to disperse the crowd. One video shows a federal officer pepper-spraying and striking a protester with a baton several times, but the man seems unfazed.
At the PPA building right now, looks like there may be a fire inside. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #portland… https://t.co/ZPF5QSkgjA— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof))1595138039.0
The Portland Police union in north Portland was broken into and set on fire by antifa rioters. A riot has been decl… https://t.co/SwdpMpchaR— Andy Ngô (@Andy Ngô)1595138902.0
"Every city, every town, burn the precincts to the ground!" Doesn't sound like a lot of "reform"-minded folks in t… https://t.co/2qJUZSXfof— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans))1595134004.0
The current scene in front of the Federal Courthouse #Portland https://t.co/cNIyff3eBX— Jorge Ventura Media (@Jorge Ventura Media)1595139415.0
“WE WANT THE FIGHT!” one man screams into a hole in the courthouse building here in Portland. https://t.co/dip1HLogl7— Shelby Talcott (@Shelby Talcott)1595143389.0
Federal agents deploy pepper spray and tear gas on rioters outside the federal courthouse in Portland. https://t.co/Im8mhFIoLn— Ian Miles Cheong (@Ian Miles Cheong)1595139210.0
Federal police strike protester with baton, use pepper spray and tear gas outside courthouse in Portland https://t.co/VX2xTVaaYq— Zane Sparling (@Zane Sparling)1595137543.0
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