If there’s one place that we’ve come to know for their rioting, it’s Portland, Oregon, with maybe Seattle, Washington as a close second. Antifa in Portland has continued their violence in May, attacking a GOP gubernatorial campaign rally and injuring two people.
So of course, you could count on the rioters that we’ve seen come out over the past few years going into full destruction mode over the SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
A group of about 100, all clad in black bloc, gathered in Grant Park on Saturday night. A flyer announcing the event declared: “If Abortions Aren’t Safe Then You aren’t Either,” the saying of the violent group Jane’s Revenge. The group then went on a rampage for “abortion rights,” smashing and vandalizing throughout the city.
“Death to SCOTUS” at least one graffiti message proclaimed, while another said, “Abort the Court.” Other fun messages included “Abolish schools” (because, after all, who needs education?) and their traditional favorite, “ACAB” (All Cops Are Bastards).
In addition to smashing the windows of businesses, they attacked a school van, breaking out its windows and spraying graffiti on it. The group also were seen destroying a Tesla.
When a resident dared to question what they were doing, he was threatened by the group.
While the Portland Police were present they said that they didn’t have the resources to deal with the group. Nice. So Portland has so denuded their city of the ability to respond, that businesses might as well just pack up and leave.
Portland mayoral aide Sam Adams is on scene of a vandalized Starbucks in NE Portland.
“It’s despicable,” he says, “we need more police.” pic.twitter.com/vVNZQH4QbQ
— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) June 26, 2022
Portland mayoral aide Sam Adams decried the destruction, “It’s despicable,” he says, “we need more police.”
Ironically, it’s always the very liberal Starbucks that gets it in the teeth in these riots.
They had also been violent the day before with little reaction by the police, including setting a fire in front of the Portland federal courthouse that Antifa attacked for more than 100 days in a row in the summer of 2020.
Portland, Ore.: #Antifa started a fire outside the federal courthouse in downtown overnight. The courthouse remains behind a protective barrier more than two years after far-left rioting started following George Floyd’s death. pic.twitter.com/h3LQ3Qz0as
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) June 25, 2022
So even two years after the massive mess that was the riots there in 2020, Portland is still out of control. They still haven’t stopped the radicals, basically because they have no real interest in doing so. If they did, they’d stop them. They just throw up their hands and despair. That’s today’s Democratic Party. Remember it well when you vote.