Antifa seek violent confrontation w/law enforcement. When they get it, biased media & politicians say police incited violence.— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
After trying to smash their way inside Portland federal courthouse, they call for officers to come out. Video: @ShelbyTalcott pic.twitter.com/CxxnSbCGOz
After failing to break in and goad police into a fight, Antifa then tried to barricade the front door so no one could get out before attempting to set fire to the building, using the American flag as kindling.
And after the tear gas cleared, antifa rioters return to the Portland federal courthouse. They’re now using the fence they broke earlier to barricade front of the courthouse so that law enforcement can’t come out. #PortlandRiots Video by @ShelbyTalcott: pic.twitter.com/IRG91SKoex— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 20, 2020
Of course, the anti-American, Marxist media wasted no time blaming federal officers for stirring up trouble in Portland – despite the fact that anyone with eyes and half a lick of common sense could see trouble had already come, and for years now. The media immediately ran with headlines blaming the feds for violating First Amendment rights and targeting protesters for arrest, bolstering their biased reports with similar quotes from Portland city officials, who’ve long since abandoned their city to the violent rioters who’ve vandalized and destroyed buildings, ripped innocent people from cars and beaten them in the streets.
Impotent Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler blamed Trump’s “sagging poll data” as why the president sent his “personal army” to quell the violent unrest in the city Wheeler has thus far failed.
“This is part of a coordinated strategy of Trump’s White House to use federal troops to bolster his sagging polling data, and it is an absolute abuse of federal law enforcement officials,” Wheeler said. “As we were starting to see things de-escalate, their actions last Saturday night and every night since have actually ratcheted up the tension on our streets.”
Here’s an excerpt from Reuters:
Multiple videos posted online show camouflage-clad officers without clear identification badges using force and unmarked vehicles to transport arrested protesters.
“It’s kidnapping people!” one person said off-camera, as officers marched a protester away.
Now, predictably, what none of the media cameras ever seem to catch are the moments violent domestic terrorists with Antifa accost a man’s car in an intersection or beat someone half to death with bike locks and crowbars.