Hundreds of people connected to the leftist organization Antifa assembled around 2 p.m. Wednesday, two hours after President Biden's inauguration ceremony, and moved to the Democratic Party headquarters and began smashing windows, according to KOIN 6 News.
“To those gathered near the Democratic Party of Oregon Portland Headquarters: Members of this group have been observed damaging the building,” the Portland Police Bureau tweeted. “Anyone who is involved in criminal behavior including: vandalism and graffiti ing is subject to arrest or citation.”
Antifa's violence and riots were never about Trump it seems because Biden was sworn-in and yet the group keeps rioting and spreading violence.
Several journalists posted a video from the scene showing the demolition of the building.
“The Democratic Party Of Oregon building was vandalized moments ago by an Antifa group in Portland Oregon,” the Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura tweeted. “The group gathered at Revolution Hall and blocked roads off as they made their way towards the building.”
Journalist Andy Ngo posted videos of Antifa members attacking a police officer and flipping over a car.
People dressed in black and with their faces concealed smashed windows and the glass door at the Democratic Party of Oregon business office in Portland, spray-painting an anarchist symbol over the party sign, a video posted on social media showed.
“We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres,” read a banner they marched under.
The new Democratic president's inauguration took place on Wednesday.
Portland has been the scene of unrest for months, with civil rights, anarchist and anti-fascist protesters scuffling with police and occasionally with right-wing militias and Trump supporters.
The protests began in the summer as part of national protests against racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minneapolis in May after a police officer pinned his neck to the ground with his knee for nearly nine minutes.
Eight people were caught in Portland on suspicion of offenses including rioting and reckless burning, while two people were arrested in Seattle, one for assault and another for property damage, police said.
Before descending on the Democratic Party office, some protesters from a group of about 150 scuffle with police on bicycles, police said in a statement.
In Seattle, police said various places had been vandalized and posted pictures of the damage, including what appeared to be of an Amazon Go store.