• June 22, 2024

Federal And County Courthouses Attacked In Portland, Rioters Smash More Windows, Start More Fires

 Federal And County Courthouses Attacked In Portland, Rioters Smash More Windows, Start More Fires

After the Portland police successfully broke up crowds downtown earlier in the evening, thousands who had gathered in southeast Portland marched through the city and into downtown. They converged, one again, at the “Justice Center” where they engaged in a stand-off with riot cops.

Clashes outside Justice Center

Video from around 11:30 pm on Sunday night outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland shows tense moments as police use flash bangs to deter protesters who were throwing fireworks at them.More: https://www.koin.com/local/multnomah-county/portland-protesters-civil-disturbance-day-3-george-floyd-05312020/

Posted by KOIN 6 on Sunday, May 31, 2020

Though it was tense, it remained peaceful until the protesters-turned-rioters started attacking the federal courthouse. They reported breached the courthouse:

Demonstrators have broken windows in the federal courthouse and made entry. PPB Sound Truck is advising them to leave the building immediately. Sound Truck is also advising the crowd to disperse toward the west.

— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) June 1, 2020

I’ve been told that windows were broken at the federal courthouse in Portland though I’m not sure. Here’s the scene, police pushed protesters away from the building pic.twitter.com/BYHkcqVzFZ

— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) June 1, 2020

The federal courthouse in Portland pic.twitter.com/gkopkzjt3G

— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) June 1, 2020

Police quickly started launching tear gas and flash bangs, and the crowd broke off in different directions. However, a large portion hung around in the area and then set their sights on the county courthouse:

Tear gas pic.twitter.com/2fTFfoqte5

— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) June 1, 2020


Several fires were lit in the area:

Fires in Portland pic.twitter.com/qsmlR0dL6F

— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) June 1, 2020

Small contained fire started at Portlandia statue in downtown Portland, OR. It was quickly put out by another protester proclaiming “peaceful protest”

portlandprotest #portlandprotests#georgefloyd#GeorgeFloydProtestspic.twitter.com/hwhLGK9O2F

— concerned us citizen (@freed0msn0tfree) June 1, 2020

Rioters started launching fireworks

Source: The Gateway Pundit

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