Portland: Riot Night Returns After a Couple Nights of Calm -- Portland PD Appears Rested

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

 

After a couple of calm nights in Portland on Sunday and Monday, both the Antifa/BLM rioters and the Portland PD looked like they have recovered nicely with a couple days off, with both sides showing some signs of renewed vigor and purpose on Tuesday night.  The square-off was in the Portland Suburbs again, with rioters smashing doors and windows at the Multnomah County Building, and lighting several fires inside as shown in the videos below.

It is a predictable ritual now between the two sides.  Largely “peaceful” march/protest by several hundred people, followed by several black-clad rioters breaking what they can find and setting fires inside police or county buildings.  The vandalism and arson are the line in the sand for the Portland PD. They declare a riot, followed by an unlawful assembly, and then proceed to “herd” protesters out of the area.  Most of the protesters comply, but others decide to fight back, and they get run over.  But always with lots of cameras around to capture the action.

So, here is tonight’s riots in photo and video:

Antifa/BLM walking up to the line, and then crossing over.

Portland PD’s, by now, very predictable response.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheler and Oregon Governor Kate Brown continue with their “radio silence” approach to dealing with the riots.