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Despite demonstrably false reporting from the leftist media, congressional Democrats, and late-night comedy hosts on HBO, Portland, Oregon has remained the scene of terror and destruction for more than two months.
On Thursday, activists took aim at the city Justice Center creating a horrific display involving a severed pig head wearing a policeman's hat, sitting on an American flag. The deceased animal's head and flag were both lit on fire. Andy Ngo of the Post Millennial reported from the Justice Center.
Antifa protesters dumped a bloody severed pig's head on an American flag outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland. They put a cop's hat on it and set all of it on fire. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/qfAOT4ItxP— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 31, 2020
The display of violence meant to strike fear in the hearts of law enforcement officers in Portland was certainly not part of any peaceful protest. Police found an abandoned pet pig not far from that area in the earlier days of riots; they believed that was a first attempt to kill an animal in order to send a message to the police but the perpetrators abandoned their plan before they were able to carry it out.
In the early weeks of the riots, a pig was found abandoned near downtown Portland in the middle of the night. Police rescued the animal. It is believed a protester was going to kill the pig as an act of anti-police protest but abandoned it last minute. https://t.co/egNPmxqVmH pic.twitter.com/8v1PxPYcqk— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 31, 2020
Reportedly, actually peaceful protesters who haven't yet stooped to horrific animal murder found the pig abandoned and wrapped it in a blanket while waiting for police assistance. Police then contacted a retired officer who took the animal, a 300 lb pig dubbed "Debbie" by responding officers, to his home animal farm.
"SAV’N LIVES ..ONE HOG AT A TIME !!!'' Portland Police officer Brian Pelster shared on Facebook. "Last nights nut jobs decided they were going to sacrifice a pig at the protest and cut its head off. PPB said HELL NO and took custody of the little lady."
The severed pig head found on Friday follows reports of other incidents of violence, including fireworks being thrown at officers that have been loaded with nails. On the scene reporting from Ngo, Townhall's own Julio Rosas, and several others have confirmed the level of violence on the street in Portland, the danger to civilians and law enforcement, and the effort of local leftist politicians to ignore the collapse of law and order in the city.
A fire was started inside the courthouse fence by an agitator and he was quickly pulled off to the side while others rushed to put it out. pic.twitter.com/J5dMUsiN37— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) July 31, 2020
The Justice Department also confirmed the level of violent tactics to which many rioters and Antifa have chosen to use, including Molotov cocktails.
Contraband such as gasoline, hockey sticks, defense shields, leaf blowers, paint sprayers, paint cans with paint, and a jar prepped for a Molotov cocktail confiscated by federal law enforcement from violent agitators outside federal Portland courthouse pic.twitter.com/DFHKV5k8Ov— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) July 28, 2020