In the beginning, (and sometimes still during the daytime), the demonstrations occurring in Portland, Oregon were peaceful. There were Americans out and about, exercising their First Amendment rights and speaking out against injustice in a nation that guarantees liberty and justice for all.
But things took a turn for the worse, and rather quickly. Portland’s prolonged protests, which have been going on for more than 100 days so far, have attracted an incredible amount of troublemakers of late, who emerge under the cover of night to battle with the city’s police.
These nightly battles were no longer “protests”, but riots, declared such by local authorities. Now, as if things couldn’t get any worse, Portland is ratcheting it up again another notch, moving from riots to straight-up war.
This Portland protester was mostly not on firepic.twitter.com/slT5IsXSgJ
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 6, 2020
“Portland's 100th night of rioting last night saw a man set on fire by Antifa militants who tossed Molotov cocktails and explosive fireworks in residential neighborhoods.” https://t.co/YOvfhzJBqD
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 6, 2020
During last nights confrontations in PDX, individuals launched attacks on law enforcement, several officers & troopers were struck by rocks in the head, arms, shoulders, and feet- https://t.co/gEZJyLISuz pic.twitter.com/8NnhthewRO
— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) September 6, 2020
Portland police ain’t playing around anymore ?? pic.twitter.com/fwCIPrmuX3
— Art TakingBack ?? (@ArtValley818_) September 6, 2020
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 6, 2020
Portland’s Mayor has repeatedly and sternly rejected offers from the White House to have federal forces assist in securing the city.
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