Saturday night marked the 50th straight day that "protests" have taken place in Portland, Oregon. These so-called protests were labeled a riot late Saturday night as people – which looks to be a combination of Antifa and Black Lives Matter – demolished federal buildings and set fire to the Portland Police Association Headquarters building.
The Portland Police union in north Portland was broken into and set on fire by antifa rioters. A riot has been declared. pic.twitter.com/kp9JucufA3— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
After tearing down the fence set up by federal authorities outside the Portland federal courthouse, antifa pile up barricades & try to break apart the wooden barrier protecting the glass windows. Video: @ShelbyTalcott. pic.twitter.com/qykkBn5lIA— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
Antifa & BLM rioters tore down the fencing around the Portland federal courthouse and are trying to break down the wooden protective barrier using hammers, picks and other tools. Video by @VenturaReport #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/xvNhsSKmLO— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
People are banging on the walls of the federal courthouse building & adding to the fire on SW Main. #koin6news #PNW #protest #PDX #protrsters #Portland #RoseCity #PoliceReform #BLM pic.twitter.com/j66V8OC3r1— Jennifer Dowling (@JenDowlingKoin6) July 19, 2020
Squad car now says “end Portland Police” at North Precinct pic.twitter.com/ysAnvrn9xy— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) July 19, 2020
This is how large the antifa mob was who started fires both inside and outside the Portland Police union hall. @tedwheeler has prohibited local police from cooperating with federal law enforcement in riot policing. pic.twitter.com/K889cy1xG6— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
Not only were these people destroying buildings and setting fires but they were also assaulting others:
This is the lawlessness happening every night in an area of downtown Portland. When antifa aren’t attacking law enforcement or buildings, they assault other people. pic.twitter.com/8id41aXotk— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
Federal law enforcement officers were sent in to help Portland PD obtain control, where teargas was deployed:
Incredibly chaotic scene right now at federal courthouse in Portland pic.twitter.com/h2kmfPvY4r— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) July 19, 2020
Downtown Portland engulfed in tear gas as federal police emerge from courthouse pic.twitter.com/ltkJa4M3M7— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) July 19, 2020
Federal police strike protester with baton, use pepper spray and tear gas outside courthouse in Portland pic.twitter.com/VX2xTVaaYq— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) July 19, 2020
At what point can we all agree that this isn't "peaceful protesting" but straight up chaos that needs to be stopped? At what point does the left look at things and say, "Man, these protestors have gotten out of line?" For Democrats, the line isn't when buildings are vandalized. Their line isn't when buildings and businesses are set on fire. And their line sure as hell isn't when people are getting beat to a bloody pulp. It's because they have no line.
Law and order exists for a reason. Without it we have mass hysteria and destruction. What's happening in Portland is a prime example of what takes place when anarchy ensues.