The City of Portland, Oregon has been a bit of a war zone of late, as far left rioters consistently take to the streets, night after night, to rail against local leaders and law enforcement.
This long-running political violence began months ago, amid the racially-charged demonstrations that sprang up in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. As other cities either protested peacefully or saw their violence fizzle out swiftly, Portland remained a hotbed, and the tactics being used by these agitators are no longer subtle or acceptable.
A video posted to Instagram on Saturday evening by user ‘standwithseattlepd’ shows a snow barrier built by protesters outside of the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct.
In the video, a police vehicle is seen rolling backwards after attempting to drive over the barrier.
“Antifa goons blocked the exit of the East Precinct with a pile of snow tonight, in an effort to stop vehicles from responding to emergency calls,” the user claimed in the caption on a separate video showing a crowd of officers later standing around the barrier.
The video showed the seriousness of the barrier.
Overnight, #antifa in Seattle gathered to pile snow on one of the driveways of the Seattle Police east precinct (where CHAZ used to be). They stopped police from being able to drive out to respond to calls during the snow storm. pic.twitter.com/6I3drgphvv
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) February 14, 2021
It was only days ago that a violent mob attempted to break into a local police building in Portland.
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