Antifa communist protesters fought with authorities in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday after the inauguration as they gathered to voice dissatisfaction with President Joe Biden, forcing Police officers to retreat.
Antifa communists marched to the Democratic Party headquarters and began smashing windows.
“To those gathered near the Democratic Party of Oregon Portland Headquarters: Members of this group have been observed damaging the building,” the Portland Police Bureau tweeted. “Anyone who is involved in criminal behavior including: vandalism and graffittiing is subject to arrest or citation.”
Andy Ngo who is a journalist began posting videos of antifa members attacking a police officer and flipping over a car.
By the time the riots were over, eight adults were arrested for crimes ranging from rioting and possession of a destructive device to reckless burning. The criminals ages ranged from 18 to 38.
The communists started blocking off and stopping officers as they attempted to leave, police stated. The Police officers deployed a smoke canister in an effort to safely leave the area, Allen stated. Authorities warned the group they did not have a permit to march and to remain on the sidewalk.
“Everyone at Revolution Hall is reminded to obey all laws. Roadways in the area remain open to vehicular traffic and no permit for use of area roadways have been approved. Pedestrians and demonstrators must obey all traffic laws and utilize sidewalks. Failure to obey this direction may result in citation or arrest,” police announced on a loudspeaker.
In Seattle, the Antifa rioters shouted, “F*** Trump, f*** Biden too, they don’t give a f*** about you. Protesters chant hours after today’s Inauguration in DC,” wrote documentarian Brendan Gutenschwager, who was at the scene there.