As the far left rioters terrorized east Portland late Monday night, a different group targeted a police parking lot on the other side of town. They *ALLEGEDLY* cut through the chain link fence and smashed up several police cruisers and flatted tires. Windows and mirrors were left shattered.
Press Release: (Update) – Suspects Cut Through Fence, Damage Police Vehicles in North Portland
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— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 13, 2021
The official police press release reads:
On April 12, 2021, at about 9:44 p.m., a passerby heard sounds of breaking glass near the 7200 block of North Philadelphia Avenue near the historic building that houses Portland Police Bureau traffic offices.
Responding officers arrived to find that suspects cut through a chain link fence to access a parking lot, then broke out windows, slashed tires, and broke windows of several police vehicles. The suspects fled prior to police arrival.
This occurred while others destroyed property across town at the Penumbra Kelly building in northeast Portland.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, antifa and BLM terrorists were attacking the Northeast precinct. They chanted “Every city, every town, burn the precincts to the ground” before setting fire to dumpsters in the street, hurling rocks through the windows of the precinct building, and threw fireworks at police. They also deployed rebar tire spikes to flatten tires of the police cruisers. They even managed to smash up a church.
Peacefully, of course.
The official post-party Portland police press release reads:
After Portland Police dispersed the violent crowd from the Penumbra Kelly building Monday night, the crowds of people did not return. The Penumbra Kelly building is owned by the City of Portland and is utilized by offices from city bureaus, including the Office of Community and Civic Life and the Portland Police, as well as Multnomah County Sheriff?s Office. Dozens of lower priority calls for police service waited ? some for hours, as officers from across the city responded to restore order in the North Tabor neighborhood, where the building sits.
Officers reported significant damage to the exterior of the building, including many broken windows, graffiti and broken light fixtures. People damaged police vehicles with thrown objects and metal devices designed to puncture tires. Officers reported suspects in the crowd fired ball bearings from wrist rockets at them. Many threw all manner of projectiles, including rocks, pieces of concrete, bricks, bottles and fireworks. Some attempted to burglarize the building by breaching the front doors. There was no indication that anyone in the crowd attempted to stop the violence that led to the riot. Instead, most of those present actively participated or encouraged the criminal activity.
Police did not make any arrests during this incident, but investigations following the riot last night may lead to arrests as has happened after previous riots. The crime of Riot is a felony in Oregon.
Prior to the riot, police issued numerous warnings, including force warnings, and direction for the crowd to act lawfully. During the riot police issued directions to disperse and continued force warnings. Portland Police utilized impact munitions, oleoresin capsicum (OC), and other control against resistance. No CS gas was used.
Meanwhile, America’s favorite mayor, Ted Wheeler, refuses to condemn the violent acts and instead wishes Muslims a happy Ramadan.