Portland Police Charge 8 After Demonstrators Vandalize Democratic Party Offices

Clay Curtis
January 22, 2021

Several state legislatures canceled sessions Wednesday, fearing violence similar to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

On Wednesday night, law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly after over 150 extremists vandalized a federal immigration building by throwing rocks and spreading graffiti around the property.

More than 100 anti-fascist demonstrators in Portland attacked police and vandalized the city's Democratic Party of OR building Wednesday afternoon, breaking several windows in the process, according to police. Charges range from criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, inciting a riot and possession of a destructive device.

The Democratic Party of OR said in a statement to AFP it was "frustrated and disappointed" by the damage to its offices - which were empty - but would not be deterred "from our important work". Federal law enforcement officers responded by launching "crowd control munitions", while Portland police officers "were standing by to address crimes in the surrounding neighborhood", according to police.

In Portland Antifa protesters also marched through the city with banners, one of them read: "We don't want Biden - we want revenge!" Police said eight arrests were made in the area.

All told, eight protesters were arrested on a variety of charges, the Portland Police Department said in a statement. Over the summer, there were demonstrations for more than 100 straight days.

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As Chelsea Clinton said, her mother attended Biden's inauguration alongside former president Bill Clinton . Clinton called for an investigation of the riots.

Roughly 150 people attended a "J20" protest against Biden and law enforcement around 2 p.m., marching from Revolution Hall to the Democratic Party of Oregon's headquarters.

The riots came after the Federal Bureau of Investigation had warned of pro-Trump protesters demonstrating at state capitals across the country.

Yet, scores of leftists protesters took to the streets in West Coast cities.

In Seattle, Antifa rioters burned flags and wreaked havoc on businesses in Pike Place Market, a popular tourist attraction in the city's downtown.

In Denver, multiple protesters marched, chanting anti-Biden and anti-Trump slogans.

The new Democratic president was sworn in on Wednesday, urging unity and restoration after Republican Donald Trump's divisive tenure. "Ultimately, what they want is to overthrow America".

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