Anarchists vandalize police department, assault cops, set courthouse on fire in “solidarity” with Portland

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OAKLAND, CA — Hundreds of “protesters” marched in downtown Oakland Saturday night, demanding social justice.  They were also showing solidarity for the “protesters” in Portland, Oregon in their stand off with Federal Agents and Police.

Many of the “protesters” became violent, and vandalized the Oakland Police headquarters. They also set a fire inside the Alameda County courthouse, breaking windows and covered the building with graffiti.

Oakland police took to Twitter to ask people to avoid the area.  As is evidenced by the tweet, sent out at 1:30 a.m. P.S.T., the police were trying to keep the peace and still allow the demonstrators to protest, however, as the night went on and things got more out of control, their tone changed.

Windows were broken at the federal building. At 10:30 p.m., a group of “protesters” in the area of 17th & Lakeside, broke windows and yelled racial slurs at residents.

Late Saturday night, police used bullhorns and large electric signs to tell the crowd to disperse. Several “protesters” were arrested.

While at first, they asked for cooperation, it became evident that cooperation was not forthcoming.  At that point, the crowd was asked to disburse.

This tweet is particularly disturbing because of the permanent affect that lasers can have.  Just last week, three Federal Officers were most likely left permanently blinded by lasers during the “protests” in Portland, Oregon.

As the violent night progressed, there was more vandalism and many small fires.

There were also “protests” in other U.S. cities such as, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York and others.

“Protests” became violent in Seattle. A riot was declared Saturday following large “protests” in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Police deployed flash bangs and pepper spray to try to clear an area near where weeks earlier people had set up an “occupied protest zone” (CHAZ) that occupied many blocks.

Anarchists vandalize police department, assault cops, set courthouse on fire in "solidarity" with Portland

Police in Seattle said they made more than two dozen arrests for assault on officers, obstruction, and failure to disperse. They also said they were “investigating possible explosive damage” to the walls of the city’s East Precinct police station.

All of this comes on the heals of an announcement by Seattle Police Department in response to a Seattle City Council ordinance 119805.

A letter addressed to businesses and residents in the city stated:

“Please also know that the City Council Ordinance 119805 Crowd Control Tool goes into effect this weekend on Sunday, July 26, 2020. This ordinance bans Seattle Police officers the use of less lethal tools, including pepper spray that is commonly used to disperse crowds that have turned violent,” 

Seattle Police Chief, Carmen Best argued that this has resulted in her police officers having:

“NO ability to safely intercede to preserve property in the midst of a large, violent crowd.”

Meanwhile, in Oakland…

People are spending their Sunday cleaning up the mess causes by an irresponsible and angry mob of “protesters.”

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Here is more on the violence that occurred in Seattle just two days ago. 

SEATTLE, WA – Those “peaceful protesters” started early in Seattle on Saturday, with a riot being declared well before dark.

Around 1,000 people gathered at Seattle Central College in Capitol Hill near East Pine Street and Broadway to join in “solidarity” with the riots occurring in Portland.

The group marched past the now famous Seattle Police East Precinct blocks from the school. 

Part of the precinct is adorned with fresh damage from explosives. Police have reportedly used chemical agents to disperse the crowd, which only partially accomplished the goal. 

Perhaps this is because rioters have become quite organized, carrying gas masks with them.

Currently, police and rioters are at a standoff outside of the East Precinct. Several arrests have allegedly been made.

Additionally, part of the group made their way west to the King County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Local KOMO news reported:

“A demonstrator threw some sort of incendiary device into a window of a construction trailer at the site on East Jefferson Street and 12th Avenue, causing the trailer to catch on fire.”

The Seattle Fire Department reported that five trailers were set ablaze. The trailers were for the Detention Facility, which is currently under construction. To get to the trailers, rioters had to break through an erect fence.

Protesters were heard shouting:

“No new youth jail!”

Additionally, groups of people were seen busting out windows to the Detention Facility, and the vehicles around it.

Reporters have shown the massive amount of garbage left behind by these progressive rioters.

Live footage from behind police lines shows chaos ensuing from rioters who are refusing to disperse. They can be seen throwing things at officers as well as busting out windows.

Chants can be heard, including:

“Hands up, don’t shoot,”

and:

“Nazi’s go home,”

and:

“You should be ashamed!”

So far there are reports of three officers injured, one taken to the hospital.

While the chaos reign here in Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan has spoken out. Not against the violence and destruction, mind you, but against President Trump bringing in federal agents to actually stop it. This, of course, after Durkan and the City Council has attempted to tie officers’ hands in doing so.

On Friday, Durkan said:

“I cannot overstate it enough, what is happening is frightening to me. It is frightening that you would use federal agents for political purposes.”

Durkan, along with other big-city mayors facing federal intervention, said that the President is “purposefully targeting Democratic cities.”

It likely appears that way because Democrat-run cities are the only ones who are losing control.

Originally, today was supposed to be the first day that Seattle Police were banned from using chemical agents. The ban was blocked, however, pending further review from a federal judge.

Prior to the riot starting on Saturday, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said:

“In the spirit of offering trust and full transparency, I want to advise you that SPD officers will be carrying pepper spray and blast balls today, as would be typical for events that carry potential to include violence.”

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