More than 100 anti-fascist demonstrators, Antifa, in Portland attacked police and vandalized the city’s Democratic Party of Oregon building Wednesday afternoon, breaking several windows in the process.
Police announced they arrested eight people, between the ages of 18 and 38, some of whom were armed with knives and other weapons.
After a push back against police, the mob descended on the Democratic Party of Oregon office and the local ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) building.
Reuters reports that one of the banners held by the demonstrators said, “We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres.” Some members of the group then moved dumpsters into the street and lit them on fire before the crowd started to disperse.
Police detailed how the rioters threw “heavy rocks the size of shot puts” and “balloons full of paint” at police, hitting several officers.
Among those arrested: Nicole Aria Rose (25), a transexual anarchist; Austin Nuchraksa (25), who was charged with strangulation and harassment back in February 2020; Jean Paris V. (18), faces third-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest charges; Kaiave Douvia (22), a piece for Liberty Hangout of all places titled “I am a Leftist But an Alien Among My Leftist Peers” during the Evergreen State race riot; Kyle Romstad (22), previously arrested at a Antifa/Patriots event for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm, both misdemeanors; Davis Beeman of Vancouver, WA, (38),charged with Reckless Driving, Interfering with a Police Officer; Michael Elias (39), of Portland, OR, charged with Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Police Officer and Darrell Kimberlin (31) aka “dakisfront” who streams #Portland stuff w/ WOKE, self-identifies as Antifa on Twitch.
The Democratic Party of Oregon released a statement on the damage done to their headquarters on Wednesday:
“We’re frustrated and disappointed about the damage done to our Democratic Party of Oregon Headquarters in Portland this afternoon. We’re thankful that none of our staff were in the building at the time. This is not the first time our building has been vandalized during the past year – none of the prior incidents have deterred us from our important work to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, and this one will be no different.
“None of this should take away from the fact that today is a joyous and momentous day for America as we celebrate the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. President Biden is already starting the work to build back better, with more than a dozen critical Executive Orders on climate, pandemic response, immigration, racial equality, and more. We at the Democratic Party of Oregon are resolute and determined to do everything in our power to support the Biden/Harris administration, and to help Oregon and America recover from the pandemic stronger than before.”