Violent riots – not protests – have been taking place in Portland, Oregon for almost two months. Buildings have been defaced and set ablaze, citizens who are merely trying to get through the city are being attacked, and yet we keep hearing about "peaceful protests" that are taking place.
Mark Morgan, a senior official with the United States Custom and Border Protection, took to Twitter to lay out the various incidents that have taken place in Portland. Clearly, these aren't acts of "peaceful" protestors.
For 54 straight days, violent anarchists have been rioting on the streets of Portland as federal law enforcement officers work diligently and honorably to enforce federal law by protecting federal property and the lives of their fellow officers. Last night was no different.— CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) July 25, 2020
Around 10:30pm PDT:— CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) July 25, 2020
• Rioters launch mortar-style fireworks at officers and federal courthouse
• Federal officers assaulted with lasers, which can cause permanent blindness
• Ball bearings shot at officers
• Flaming objects and garbage thrown over fence
11:45pm PDT:— CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) July 25, 2020
•DHS officers again assaulted w/ lasers
•Rioters throw rocks & commercial-grade fireworks
•Rioters launch caustic substance at officers
•Mortar-style firework explodes in courthouse’s entry
•@PortlandPolice declares an unlawful & riotous assembly
Around 1:00am PDT:— CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) July 25, 2020
• Multiple Molotov cocktails thrown at the courthouse
• Rioters attack officers with mortar-style fireworks & lasers
• A fire starts inside the fence
• Rioters make 2 more separate attempts to tear down fence
• Heavy laser attacks against federal officers
During the evening’s violence a CBP officer suffered a chemical burn resulting from a substance thrown by rioters, one suffered a severe blow to his face from a hard object, and another suffered a possible broken bone.— CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) July 25, 2020
These are not the actions of peaceful protesters. These are the actions of violent anarchists who are looking to harm federal law enforcement and federal property. This violence must end. Local leadership needs to step up, denounce these actions, and regain order.— CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) July 25, 2020
How many people have to be hurt before Democrats start calling this what this is? How many state, local and federal police officers have to be injured before Democrats admit that their "peaceful protests" are anything but peaceful? How many more months of this chaos needs to take place before Democratic leaders decide law and order is needed?