Portland Declares Riot, Blames Federal Police Who Were Protecting Federal Property

Remember the good old days when Liberals said they were peaceful, that they were against violence? Also, remember when cities did what they could to crack down on violence early, rather than allowing this to continue for 52 days and nights (which is also blamed on Trump, rather than the Democrats running Portland)

Portland police declare ‘riot’ after fires set, fences moved

Protesters broke into a building, set it on fire and started dumpster fires late Saturday night in Oregon’s largest city, police said, as demonstrations that have been taking place since the death of George Floyd intensified for another night in Portland.

The fire at the Portland Police Association building was put out a short time later, Portland police said on Twitter. The department declared the gathering a riot, and began working to clear the downtown area.

Tear gas was deployed, according to pictures and video from the scene. Fencing that had been placed around federal courthouse had also been removed by protesters and made into barricades, police tweeted.

What’s even more surprising is that Portland police officers haven’t resigned en’ mass, considering how badly they’ve been treated by the city and as Portland looks to defund them.

Before the aggressive language and action from federal officials, the unrest had frustrated Mayor Ted Wheeler and other local authorities, who had said a small cadre of violent activists were drowning out the message of peaceful protesters in the city. But Wheeler said the federal presence in the city is now exacerbating a tense situation and he has told them to depart.

“Keep your troops in your own buildings, or have them leave our city,” Wheeler said Friday.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum late Friday sued Homeland Security and the Marshals Service in federal court. The complaint said unidentified federal agents have grabbed people off Portland’s streets “without warning or explanation, without a warrant, and without providing any way to determine who is directing this action.”

Rosenblum said she was seeking a temporary restraining order to “immediately stop federal authorities from unlawfully detaining Oregonians.”

Federal officers, who are all wearing uniforms identifying them as DHS and Police, are going to arrest/detain the hoodlums (they ain’t protesters if they’re engaged in violence) before they can get into federal buildings. And their uniforms are more in the way of body armor, because the “protesters” are violent.

But, their uniforms do not have their specific names on them

In a statement, DHS insisted that agents are identifying themselves as Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents. But they admitted agents are not wearing name tags — citing recent doxing incidents against law enforcement.

“The CBP agents identified themselves and were wearing CBP insignia during the encounter,” the DHS said in a statement. “The names of the agents were not displayed due to recent doxing incidents against law enforcement personnel who serve and protect our country.”

Seriously, who had “defunding and destroying police officers” on their 2020 election issues card? It’s a matter of law and order vs violent leftist nutjobs on the ballot this year. And all violence happening in Portland is going to drive away businesses, which can’t operate, and have to keep boarding their windows up for the nightly violence. And drive away residents.

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3 Responses to “Portland Declares Riot, Blames Federal Police Who Were Protecting Federal Property”

  1. Joe says:

    “But, their uniforms do not have their specific names on them” . Simple fix, Put the name “Floyd” on every name tag and slap them on. That should confuse the little gangsters.

  2. Dana says:

    President Trump should pull all of the federal law enforcement people out of Oregon. The people of the Beaver State have been voting for Democrats for decades, and they should suffer the consequences of those electoral decisions. Let the f(ornicating) place burn, and maybe the survivors will come to their senses.

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