Antifa Comes Back for More, Sets Fire to Portland Federal Courthouse

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Yesterday, radical leftists attacked the federal courthouse in Portland during the day, trying to break in, smashing windows and throwing a liquid at one of the security officers.

They also stormed a Wells Fargo and a Chase Bank. At Chase, there was a scuffle with a security guard causing him to pull a gun on them.

But that wasn’t all. Antifa came back last night to try to burn the building down again as they have been trying for months.

After the earlier violence, the feds boarded up the windows as Antifa threatened the workers who were putting them up. But then when night came, Antifa folks ripped down some of the boards, broke windows and set other boards on the windows on fire, and threw bottles and other objects at the federal officers and police.

Is setting fire to a federal courthouse for political purposes with people inside an ‘insurrection’ yet after months of attacks against the government in Portland? How is this not just straight-up continuing political terrorism? Where is the Biden reaction to all this or is this still just an idea?

Federal officers shot tear gas and pepper balls at them, cleared the park, and arrested several of them.

This is the “play stupid games, win stupid prizes” move of all time. Welcome to a night in jail.

One screamed, “All you know is violence!” as they attack the federal officers and try to burn the building down.

They claimed they were attacking for a variety of political issues including a pipeline, the fact that the protections around the courthouse had just been removed, and the proceedings in the George Floyd case.

The Portland Police also arrested one of the people allegedly involved in the action earlier in the day.

He was allegedly involved in storming one of the buildings where they damaged property inside.

Officers arrived and found about 30 people refusing to leave, some smoking inside, some with pets. The situation escalated when people began damaging property, including a television (photo) and the front doors to the building.

Howard was arrested for criminal mischief and resisting arrest. An officer was punched in the face during the arrest. The top tattoo on his head says “anti-social.” He looks like a pleasant person.

Anti-social is perhaps a mild way of putting it.

The police said they also anticipated more actions over the weekend. Gear up and welcome to Season Two of this drama.

Now, we have to give the police and the federal officers their due. They arrested these scum and let a bunch of them have it good with pepper balls and tear gas. But if they ever want to stop the madness they need the prosecutors to lock them up with some real time.