Social justice warriors dressed in Antifa approved battle gear, including helmets and shields, moved out to the suburbs. After burning Portland’s East Precinct Station, some of the bolder anarchists tried to mow down police officers while others spread out to terrorize suburbanites in their homes.
Antifa targets the suburbs
Not satisfied with burning and looting all the urban centers of liberal cities, Antifa-associated anarchists battled police for control of the suburbs Wednesday night. After torching the East Precinct Police Station, escaping rioters “tried to run over police officers,” Dailywire reports.
The real action didn’t get started until later in the night, when “a group of a few hundred people blocked traffic and shined green lasers at police officers.” That was distraction while another Antifa squad “attempted to tear down protective boarding on the building and worked to disable surveillance cameras.” This isn’t supposed to happen in the Oregon suburbs.
One member of the group tried to rip the surveillance camera right off of the police station’s front doors, while others spray painted the camera and tagged the doors for good measure. that’s when they brought out the battering ram. “Several people in the group began to ram a large 2 by 4 piece of wood in to the front glass doors in an effort to shatter them,” as Portland police watched. “Other members of the group slammed different heavy large objects into the glass doors as well. The objects included large rocks.” The peace of living in the suburbs was shattered right along with it.
Portland Police declared a riot after antifa began to smash the windows of the east precinct & set the front of the building on fire. Here they rush in and make some arrests after rioters tried making a street blockade. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/Di6xOOKo3P
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 6, 2020
The battle began when riot was declared
The real battle in the suburbs of Portland began around 9:50 p.m. when “those who had been destructing the East Precinct glass doors successfully cracked them, causing significant damage,” police note. They decided that things were getting a little out of hand. “Since serious ongoing criminal behavior continued, a riot was declared at 9:56 p.m. At 10 p.m., the front doors of East Precinct were barricaded and a fire was started using plywood and an accelerant.”
As officers tried to move in to scatter the mob, they “were hit with projectiles and commercial grade fireworks.” Police fought back with CS gas and “crowd control munitions.” About then “a truck associated with the group attempted to run over several officers.” Police continued to be “pelted with large rocks that were the size of shot puts, and they had to repel attacks from the violent rioters two more times over the following two hours.” Things like that aren’t supposed to happen in the middle-class suburbs, only diversely ethnic urban centers.
Correspondent Andy Ngo was on hand to film the battle as anarchists expand their territory into the suburbs. He testified earlier this week in the Senate as an expert on Antifa and anarchist tactics. Ngo captured video of the arsonists the front door of the East Precinct. “They tore off the barricade and placed tinder around the fire,” Ngo reported. “They’re trying to burn down the building.”
After #antifa were dispersed by police following the attack on the East Precinct, they tried to blind a woman at her home with lasers and attacked her.
Antifa have gone into residential parts of the city after moving on from attacking federal courthouse. pic.twitter.com/mKcrgHixmC
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 6, 2020
One of the most disturbing things which Ngo observed was “After antifa were dispersed by police following the attack on the East Precinct, they tried to blind a woman at her home with lasers and attacked her.” Not content with terrorizing the urban centers “Antifa have gone into residential parts of the city after moving on from attacking federal courthouse.” Today the suburbs, tomorrow the farm.