District Attorney’s Office Pursues Riot Charges Against 15 Antifa Thugs in Portland
Formal indictments have been handed down on numerous antifa affiliated thugs stemming from the August 17 protest in Portland.
Someone in the Multnomah County district attorney’s office has actually decided to do their job and is pursuing charges against 15 of the far left thugs, much of which seems to be centered around the attack on two buses carrying right wing ralliers that came under attack of hammers, rocks, concrete blocks, pepper spray, fists, and kicks from antifa as they were leaving the protest.
Five men have been indicted on felony riot charges and police arrested 2 more people — all related to the August 17 Portland protests.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that 5 people between the ages of 21 and 51 face felony riot charges, as well as various other charges.
Their names are Alexander Dial, Zachary Lange, Richard Klimek, Evan Duke and Antonio Zamora.
Zamora, 33, was arrested on Tuesday on a riot charge, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, according to officials. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.
Zamora’s charges are related to an incident on Southwest Naito Parkway near the Morrison Bridge in which a group was caught on camera, chasing after a bus full of right-wing protesters and smashing several of its windows.
Officers arrested 24-year-old Hannah M. Ahern on Wednesday. She was cited on a warrant issued against her by PPB investigators in Tigard.
Antonio Zamora mugshot. Zamora has been a long time far left activist in the Portland area.
Alexander Dial’s second mugshot. Dial was wearing the “Beta Cuck 4 Lyfe” shirt, and is seen on video throwing a hammer at someone associated with the American Guard. Sources tell the Gateway Pundit that the man hit by the hammer is Asian and suffered broken ribs.
Interestingly, the booking page for Dial shows two separate cases involving similar charges of Riot, Unlawful Use Of A Weapon, Assault, Unlawful Use Of Tear Gas, and Criminal Mischief, so maybe the DA’s are charging him from a different incident as well. Even just one case has bonds of $260,000.
Zamora can be seen here in the turquoise blue shirt throwing objects at one of the buses. According to court records, Zamora was bailed out on $900 and is due back on September 11th for a return on the indictments.
Antonio S. Zamora, 33, was arrested Tuesday at his home and released from jail on bail the same day. He was indicted Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court on charges of riot and attempted second-degree criminal mischief.
Zamora’s shirt and rainbow-colored ski mask seen on social media videos of the clash between right-wing affiliates and counterprotesters were used by investigators to help identify him, according to a probable cause affidavit. A Portland police officer also recognized Zamora’s face in other footage.
Police using a search warrant also found the teal shirt and mask in Zamora’s home, the affidavit said.
Zamora is one of 16 people who have been either arrested or cited in connection with the August downtown demonstrations that involved an estimated 1,200 people at its peak. The rally was held by Proud Boys members in protest of anti-fascist activists, which drew counterprotesters in opposition to the right-wing group’s presence in the city and more than 700 police officers from throughout the state to keep the peace between the two factions.
At some point during the demonstrations, two buses carrying right-wing affiliates were blocked on the Morrison Bridge by counterprotesters. A scuffle soon broke out between people on a small black bus and others outside of it. Videos show someone on the black bus swinging at people outside the bus with a hammer, the hammer being snatched away and a moment later being thrown back into the vehicle.
Friday, Alexander Gorman Dial was arraigned on allegations that he threw the hammer at someone on the bus.
Dial, 37, had originally been charged with attempted second-degree assault and other crimes. But this week a grand jury indicted him on more crimes, including second-degree assault. Because of that more serious charge, he was lodged into jail Friday, with bail set at $260,000.
Zamora and at least one other person are seen in videos kicking the black bus. Zamora is also accused of hitting the back window of the second bus as both vehicles were driving off the bridge onto Southwest Naito Parkway.
Authorities announced Friday that two other people face charges in connection with the protests.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Evan Duke, 48, was indicted on charges of attempted third-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief.
Portland police also announced that officers cited Hannah M. Ahern, 24, Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree disorderly conduct related to the Aug. 17 protests. She is accused of participating in an altercation that occurred near Southwest Oak Street and Third Avenue.