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Demonstrators Attack Federal Buildings in L.A. in Uniformity with Portland

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) declared a tactical alert on Saturday evening, mobilizing officers in response to attacks on federal buildings downtown by demonstrators who had marched in solidarity with protests in Portland. Several federal buildings were vandalized and had their windows smashed. Demonstrators also blocked traffic in the area. Bill Melugin of Fox…

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) stated a tactical alert on Saturday night, activating officers in response to attacks on federal structures downtown by demonstrators who had marched in solidarity with demonstrations in Portland.

A number of federal buildings were vandalized and had their windows smashed. Demonstrators likewise obstructed traffic in the location.

Bill Melugin of Fox LA KTTV 11 reported:

Video from on scene in downtown LA a short time ago as federal structures are being assaulted by Antifa. https://t.co/jKDC1uyJkg

— Expense Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 26, 2020

They are now in the street not enabling lorries through. pic.twitter.com/IvbCujh9p1

— Expense Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 26, 2020

4 arrests were reportedly made:

UPDATE: LAPD has actually made at least 4 arrests in connection with demonstrations in and around Federal residential or commercial property in Downtown Los Angeles consisting of the Metropolitan Detention.

— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) July 26, 2020

The Los Angeles Times reported:

Los Angeles authorities issued a citywide tactical alert Saturday night in reaction to demonstrations downtown, enabling the department to have more officers and resources available.

Sgt. Anthony Costello said there had actually not been any significant issues with most of the crowd however that there were some separated occurrences of vandalism, consisting of some broken windows and graffiti at the federal building downtown.

According to several media reports, demonstrators organized the protests in response to federal agents being sent out to Portland, Ore., to put down nighttime protests that began 2 months earlier following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis cops.

The Times neglected to report that the Portland demonstrations had been violent, vandalizing a federal court house and attempting to set it on fire. A number of federal law enforcement officers were likewise hurt after being assaulted by demonstrators. Federal officers are not trying to “put down nighttime protests,” however to secure federal structures local authorities will not defend.

Democrats have described the federal officers as Nazi “Gestapo,” while the mainstream media has downplayed the violence, leading White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany to play a montage Friday of video from violence in Portland. None of the cable television news networks covered the montage; Fox News removed when blasphemy appeared onscreen.

On Friday, L.A.Mayor Eric Garcetti restated his assistance for the Portland demonstrations, which he stated Thursday “represent the very best of our democratic perfects.” He denied the demonstrations had been violent, stating “private” acts did not specify the entire.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His brand-new book, RED NOVEMBER, informs the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential main from a conservative viewpoint. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak

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