Portland experienced another weekend demonstrations hallmarked by violence towards law enforcement, with one protester hurling a paint-filled glass jar at an officer’s head.
Demonstrators gathered at the federal court house and East Precinct on Saturday night, obstructing traffic and shining bright lasers into officers’ eyes– an action that has left at least three federal officers with eye injuries. The officer was not injured, according to the PPB:
Portland Authorities supplied public address statements directing individuals to remain off of the property of the Penumbra Kelly Structure and to move away to the west. As individuals continued to throw glass bottles and other items Portland Authorities stated that the assembly obstructing East Burnside was unlawful and directed people to disperse.
Upon reaching Southeast 41 st Avenue and Southeast Pine Street, Portland Cops disengaged and returned to the Penumbra Kelly Building.
2 individuals were arrested throughout the dispersal:
Portland Police took people into custody during this dispersal.
According to the cops, numerous in the crowd began marching and resumed tossing projectiles at police.
The violent night followed Friday’s presentations, which were dominated by protesters setting fires, feeding the flames with American flags and Bibles:
BLM and Antifa burn Bibles at the Federal Courthouse in Portland.
” Wherever they burn books they will also, at the end, burn people.”– Heinrich Heine
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) August 1, 2020
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 1, 2020
Portland protesters made waves last week after discarding the severed head of a pig on an American flag, placing a cop hat on it, and setting it on fire:
Antifa protesters disposed a bloody severed pig’s head on an American flag outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland. They put a cop’s hat on it and set all of it on fire. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/qfAOT4ItxP
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 31, 2020