Skip to comments.Portland protesters topple statues of Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln in ‘Day of Rage’; police declare riot
Posted on 10/12/2020 12:16:44 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A group of protesters toppled statues of former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in Portlands South Park Block late Sunday before moving into other areas of downtown, smashing windows and engaging in other acts of destruction.
Police declared the event a riot and ordered people in the area to disperse but did not directly intervene until nearly an hour after the first statue fell. The crowd scattered when police cruisers flooded the area, and officers appeared to make several arrests.
Protest organizers had promoted the event on social media as an Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage. Monday is the federally observed holiday of Columbus Day, but many states and cities now recognize the day instead as Indigenous Peoples Day over concerns that Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas helped launch centuries of violence against indigenous populations.
The organizers had signaled their aggressive stance for the night, calling for direct action and demanding that the video live-streamers and photographers who had become staples of such events stay away. People in the crowd were repeatedly admonished not to film. Passersby who happened upon the group where ordered by people in the crowd to stop filming or delete photographs, including an apartment resident who had lasers shined at his eyes and a liquid thrown in his face as he appeared to film the scene from his terrace.
The group, about 200 strong, marched through downtown Portland, at one point occupying all four lanes of West Burnside Street.
As the crowd reached the South Park Blocks, a group threw chains on ropes on the Roosevelt statue, a bronze sculpture officially titled Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider, as others took a blowtorch to its base and splattered it with red paint.
How much is ammo nowadays? I bet it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than the cleanup.
Woohoo! The Democrat Storm Troopers have become the new Taliban.
Destroying - It’s the Democrat Way
Not the dog, too!
Again, the police are complicit with these rioters when they do nothing for a hour.
>Police declare riot
Does that mean the police are going to riot too?
Bidens finest militias
I think we all know what this means. The civil war has begun, and will get very nasty on Nov 4
What a pity that nobody thought of these likely targets and set up, umm, observation posts around 400 yards away.
The Democrats are doing a fantastic job of destroying the United States of America.
I guess Democrat voters want more of this.
Man, there has to be some awesome deals on real estate in this area.
What motivates a business owner or even a resident to stay there? I would think that many are just walking away from it all.
According to JoAnn Hardesty, the Grand High Witch of the Portland City Council, it wasn’t a riot. merely a justified peaceful protest against white racism. Oh, and it was disguised Proud Boys...
These little weanies must realise their days are numbered. I don’t think Trump is going to take a backward step after the election. Especially if he wins well
Let’s face it. . .the democrats have ruined the United States of America.
Portland continues to be a city under siege by domestic terrorists. May God be with anyone who is unable to pack up his family and escape the terror and mayhem.
[Lets face it. . .the democrats have ruined the United States of America.]
Seems to be their daily mission. Especially since Crooked Hillary lost.
Are the people of Portland really OK with this anarchy?
Or are the politicians counting on fake elections?
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