Guns Seized: Antifa Had Two Well Coordinated and Planned Violent Riots on Inauguration Day
Portland Oregan is a town that is beleaguered with never-ending violent political demonstrations, protests, and riots, that have been recorded at Federal Court Houses, the downtown districts, and also in the suburban neighborhoods, and a large group of rioters used Inauguration Day as a reason to riot last week.
“Protesters in the Pacific Northwest smashed windows at a Democratic Party headquarters and burned an American flag on Wednesday night, saying the Biden administration’s promised changes “won’t save us.” Federal agents used tear gas in Portland, Oregon,” The New York Times reported.
The protests were allegedly in response to Democrat Joe Biden:
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 18, 2021
On Wednesday, January 20, the day Biden was sworn in, Portland was, in fact, the scene of two riots as reported by Andy Ngo, an independent reporter who has testified before the US Congress about his long experience with protest culture and with Antifa specifically.
“There were two #antifa riots in Portland on Inauguration Day. The evening riot outside the @ICEgov resulted in 7 arrests. Around 150 Antifa came in riot gear & brandished batons & rocks. Police seized guns, batons & knives from rioters,” Ngo wrote on Saturday, in a Twitter thread on the matter.
There were two #antifa riots in Portland on Inauguration Day. The evening riot outside the @ICEgov resulted in 7 arrests. Around 150 antifa came in riot gear & brandished batons & rocks. Police seized guns, batons & knives from rioters. #PortlandRiots https://t.co/XWU0f5rAKG pic.twitter.com/OXDFN0azh5
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 23, 2021
Biden has yet to denounce the violence, and the media has been mostly silent on the violent planned and promoted uprisings while continuing to discuss the events of Jan. 6th at the US Capitol instead.
According to a press release by the Portland Police Department:
The following is a list of people who were arrested, their city of residence, and the crimes for which they were booked into jail:
24-year-old Jovanni Garcia of Beaverton, OR, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
25-year-old Justin Bowen of Portland, OR, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II,
Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Attempt Assault of a Public Safety Officer, Reckless Endangering
20-year-old Andre Marks of Vancouver, WA, Disorderly Conduct II
26-year-old Christopher Lundrigan of Portland, OR, Interfering with a Peace Officer
22-year-old Theodore Matthee-O’Brien of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
26-year-old Trevor Colter, Riot, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest
44-year-old Gregg Ian Tully of Portland, OR, Riot, Reckless Endangering, Disorderly Conduct II, Attempt Assault of a Public Safety Officer
“On January 20, 2021, at about 5:17 p.m., Portland Police responded to a single vehicle rollover crash near Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street. A planned event was underway at nearby Irving Park. People from the gathering in the park descended on the crash, climbed on the vehicle, and appeared to begin trying to get people out of it.
As officers arrived, in response to community calls for their service, people from the crowd shouted at them delaying their efforts to assist whomever was in the vehicle. Responding officers had to call for assistance just to make the scene safe. Assisting officers arrived and created space enough for the first officers to assist with the crash. The circumstances of the crash are under investigation. There did not appear to be any injuries.
A group of about 75 people marched from Irving Park beginning at about 6:10 p.m. They blocked streets as they walked; chanting, dancing, and banging drums. Their walk meandered through inner northeast Portland and ended back at Irving Park at around 7:30 p.m.
At about 8:00 p.m., people began gathering at Elizabeth Caruthers Park, 3508 South Moody Avenue.
Portland Police gave public address announcements over a loudspeaker including, “This is the Portland Police Bureau. Roadways in the South Waterfront remain open to vehicular traffic. No permit has been issued for area roadways. Pedestrians and demonstrators must obey all traffic laws and remain on sidewalks. Failure to comply with this order may subject you to arrest and/or the use of crowd control agents or impact weapons.”
At about 9:08 p.m., a crowd of about 150 people walked from Elizabeth Caruthers Park to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in the 4300 block of S. Macadam Avenue. People in the crowd carried shields, umbrellas, ASP, and PR-24 batons and picked up rocks on their way. Many people wore gas masks and helmets. Within a few minutes of arriving, people began applying graffiti to the ICE building.
At about 9:45 p.m., federal officers emerged on the ICE property to move the crowd away. Federal officers dispersed to the north then took up a position about half a block away. Contact the federal authorities for details about their actions.
Portland Police circulated through the neighborhood during the next hour to find specific people in the crowd for whom there was probable cause to arrest and made arrests as they identified and located suspects. During that time the crowd dissipated a little at time. Eventually, there were only a few dozen people milling about as officers finished making their last arrest.:
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