A group of pro-abortion, Antifa activists started a fire outside the Mark O Hatfield federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, Friday night. The flames destroyed a banner strewn across a graffiti-covered edifice. The courthouse remains behind a defensive wall more than two years after far-left rioting began following George Floyd’s death, The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo said on Twitter. In 2020, Portland was covered with riots and protests following the death of George Floyd. After multiple days of violence, a group of BLM-Antifa activists held the courthouse and barricaded themselves within on July 22. [tweet_embed] June 27, 2022[/tweet_embed] The riots centered around the courthouse and prolonged for months. The location had a particularly high amount of violence aimed at law enforcement, including a laser attack that may have permanently blinded three federal officers. As hundreds chanted “Black lives matter” and “Feds go home,” a team of protesters propped several wooden beams and sandbags against a door to the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse, according to tweets from Clypian, an online news outlet run by South Salem High School students. [tweet_embed] June 27, 2022[/tweet_embed] Videos posted by Clypian throughout the night show protesters yanking off plywood covering another entrance and the feds launching tear gas and pepper bombs at the crowds. At one point, someone tosses a firework at the officers, which explodes at their feet. Another video showed the plywood facade of the courthouse — which has been routinely slammed as the feds stand guard inside — on fire, spurring a stream of officers to run out. Protests have been raging in Portland for more than 50 days — but tensions between demonstrators and police have escalated in recent days following President Trump’s deployment of federal officers to the city. [tweet_embed] June 27, 2022[/tweet_embed] A total of 114 federal officers were sent to the West Coast city, including from the Federal Protective Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, US Customs and Border Protection and the US Marshals Service, USA Today reported, citing documents filed Tuesday. Many officers are wearing Department of Homeland Security patches but no name tags. In February 2022, the words "kill Andy NGO" were spray-painted on a pillar outside the courthouse. While the post is not part of the courthouse property, the threat directed at Ngo encapsulated Antifa's sentiment towards the reporter who had brought the situation in Portland to light. [tweet_embed] June 27, 2022[/tweet_embed] A protective barrier still cordons off the courthouse, but that didn't stop last night's kindling. The Portland courthouse fire follows several other violent protests across America in response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade. Radical pro-abortion groups have promised more nights of violence to come.