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After months of violent rioting that has caused numerous injuries to police officers and citizens and cost the city of Portland millions of dollars in damages, Portland Police finally took the gloves off, striking first. Monday night, the police declared a planned march to a police administration building “unlawful,” moving through the would-be rioters’ base camp, and confiscating riot tools, before they marched on the building.

Oregon Lives reported that the new proactive technique took the Marxist protest movement by surprise and left demonstrators dazed, angry, and confused, as many of their black-clad “Antifa” marchers ended up in police custody.


The Daily Wire noted that  after the Department of Homeland Security withdrew federal law enforcement officers deployed to Portland to protect the federal courthouse, “protests moved to Portland’s residential neighborhoods, and Portland’s police department has been struggling to contain the unrest, often waiting until a demonstration becomes destructive before beginning the process of clearing streets and detaining individual marchers.”

Now, however, the police aren’t waiting for the rioters to start burning buildings.

“Several dozen Portland police moved on protesters gathering in a North Portland park Monday night even before the group started marching,” Oregon Live reported Tuesday. “The armored officers swept through the park, confiscating homemade shields and other articles…Police also deployed pepper spray.”

The Daily Wire noted that:

The raid delayed the march and splintered it into smaller, more manageable factions. When demonstrators eventually regrouped, police immediately declared sidewalks and public roads off-limits. Eventually, Portland police declared the march an “unlawful assembly” and began arresting those suspected of inciting violence.

“Twenty-four people were ultimately arrested. The vast majority are accused of interfering with a peace officer, disorderly conduct, or both charges,” Oregon Live added.

Oregon Live reported that Portland police expect that all the arrested  individuals will be back on the street shortly since the Democrat Portland District Attorney will not prosecute protesters for crimes like “interfering with a peace officer” or “disorderly conduct.”

Still, for the first time in several weeks, noted The Daily Wire, “protesters were unable to set the police administration building on fire.”

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Lamar Walker
Lamar Walker
2 years ago

Still, for the first time in several weeks, noted The Daily Wire, “protesters were unable to set the police administration building on fire.”
Worth it, do it til they go home.

gretta
gretta
2 years ago

PAST time, and late for those who died and lost everything they owned.

Glad they did it, but it should have been done on day ONE.

Paul
Paul
2 years ago
Reply to  gretta

Your right

Mick
Mick
2 years ago
Reply to  gretta

Spot on….need to get rid of all the politicians that permit and support this mob!

Crystal F
Crystal F
2 years ago
Reply to  Mick

Gee, that’d be just about the whole Democratic Party, and I wouldn’t miss a one of them!

Jerry
Jerry
2 years ago

So, IF these had been “foreign TERRORISTs” Portland, would let them “BURN, LOOT,and MURDER”???????????????? I think NOT,LIVE AMMO would have been used !!!!!!!!

Mick
Mick
2 years ago
Reply to  Jerry

Foreign or domestic….they are still breaking the law. Need to lock them up!!!

kayka
kayka
2 years ago
Reply to  Mick

Bullets work better and cheaper.

Rivahmitch
Rivahmitch
2 years ago
Reply to  Jerry

Not in Portlandia, it wouldn’t. That’s the problem.