Antifa vandalizes Democrat HQ and ICE building, in Portland after Biden inauguration
An “unlawful assembly” was declared by Portland Police Wednesday night after rioters damaged the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) building and Portland’s Democratic Party headquarters following President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
At least 8 people were arrested after Portland Police warned that “Criminal conduct may subject you to the use of force, including, but not limited to, crowd control agents and impact weapons.”
The “J20 protest” was an organized protest against President Biden and law enforcement.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, several events were planned in the city hours after Biden was sworn in. About 150 people gathered at Revolution Hall around 2 p.m. and marched to the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon.
Some protestors were seen carrying anti-Biden banners. “We don’t want Biden – We want revenge!” for “Police Murders,” “Imperialist Wars” and “Fascist Massacres,” one poster read.
A Twitter video shows protesters fighting with authorities and attempting to steal a police officer’s bike.
“As officers disengaged, the crowd showed aggression by swarming officers and throwing objects,” Portland Police Sgt. Kevin Allen said. Moreover, authorities said officers had to push people away “with their hands” so they could leave.
Other cities across the country saw unrest on Inauguration Day. Reporters said demonstrators were protesting against President Biden in Denver, Seattle and Columbus, Oh.