‘Crazed’ Antifa Mob Target Portland Businesses As ‘Defunded’ Police Stretched Thin

‘Crazed’ Antifa Mob Target Portland Businesses As ‘Defunded’ Police Stretched Thin

So much for President Biden’s call for “unity” as a mob of Antifa rioters (who as a reminder do not exist in reality as Biden previously noted that is “just an idea”) ran wild through the Pearl District of Portland on Saturday night, vandalizing buildings and spray painting anti-police messages. 

Around 2100 PT Saturday night, Portland Police Bureau dispatched officers to the pearl District of town, home to shops, restaurants, bars, and residential living. 

A statement released by police titled “Windows Broken During Pearl District Protest, Arrests Made” said the march lasted for two hours. Officers had to intervene when Antifa rioters began “destructive acts” on private property. 

Portland Police announced this message over the loudspeaker to rioters: 

“To those marching in the Pearl District: Officers have observed and community members have reported members of this group have damaged buildings in the Pearl District. Immediately stop participating in criminal behavior including damaging property. Failure to adhere to this order may subject perpetrators to detention, citation, arrest, or use of crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Immediately stop participating in criminal activity.”

Police were in short supply last night due to “multiple shooting incidents across the city.” A dwindling police force is no thanks to the social justice warriors in the Portland City Council, who defunded the police budget by $15 million, eliminating 84 positions. 

Further, police have been restricted on the type of non-lethal weapons they can use. Tear gas is currently banned in the metro area. So while multiple shootings constrained officers – videos and images of the rioters, uploaded to Twitter last night, show numerous buildings vandalized, including a Chipotle, Starbucks, and Safeway.

Rioters can be heard smashing windows. Some tagged buildings with the acronym “ACAB,” which means: “all cops are bastards.”

The mob targeted a Starbucks.

One Antifa member attacked a “random woman,” tweeted Andy Ngo.

More buildings were targeted. 

A police vehicle was destroyed. 

Bike cops were dispatched for crowd-control measures. 

Police didn’t give a figure on the mob’s size, but it appears dozens showed up for the destructive march. 

After two hours of chaos, police only made two arrests before the crowd dispersed before midnight. 

Darell Kimberlin, 31, was issued a criminal citation for criminal mischief in the first degree. A juvenile was also arrested for interfering with an officer. The 17-year old (unnamed) was released to his/her parents. 

Last month, an Antifa mob attacked an ICE building in South Portland. Even the mayor of the city has turned on the radical left group, calling them “lawless anarchists.” 

Portland is also struggling with socio-economic turmoil. While tens of thousands remain unemployed due to the virus downturn, violent crime is surging in the left-leaning city. 

Since last summer, rioters have inflicted millions of dollars in damage across the metro area – with no end in sight nor “unity” – this kind of chaos will only increase under a Biden administration. 

What’s the government’s solution to keep these crazed leftists off the streets? More helicopter money?

Tyler Durden
Sun, 02/28/2021 – 12:10

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