Portland: #Antifa smashed up the Nike store in downtown at their riot. They tried looting it last year but was stopped by the store’s large security team. @Nike has committed to donating tens of millions to #BLM. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/pXiTFbM20P— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 17, 2021
There was a separate protest group in Portland’s downtown tonight. They broke windows at stores like Nike & banks like First Republic. They set dumpster fires and this particular fire—which started with construction equipment by the Apple Store—spread aggressively. pic.twitter.com/1oN2VTeyIM— Suzette Smith (@suzettesmith) April 17, 2021
Welcome to Joe Biden’s America.
The weather is warming up and crime season is swiftly approaching.
“A riot was declared in Portland, Ore. late Friday after a fire was set outside an Apple store and other businesses were damaged.
Police said Saturday that a group of between 80 and 100 people gathered in the downtown part of the city but dispersed peacefully without police contact. Later, a separate group of “several hundred people” began marching through the area and vandalizing and looting” businesses. …”
In Minneapolis and Chicago:
“In Chicago’s Logan Square Park Friday night, protestors clashed with officers over the shooting of Toledo, dramatic video from ABC 7 Chicago shows.
Thousands of people shut down major intersections as they marched to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s nearby home, the station reported. …
In Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the site of Wright’s Monday shooting death, cops issued an emergency curfew on Friday after protests escalated, according to Fox 9. …”
“A white protester in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, must have been scratching his head extra hard Thursday night after he was caught on video getting verbally taken apart by a group of irate black protesters who ordered him to leave the area. …”
“The mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, pleaded for calm on Thursday, mindful of the violence that took place earlier this week at protests in Minnesota over the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man shot dead in Brooklyn Center by a white police officer who claimed she mistook her service handgun for a Taser. The killing in the Minneapolis suburb came amid the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who killed George Floyd in the city last year.
Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the heavily guarded Brooklyn Center police station every night since former officer Kim Potter shot Wright during a traffic stop on Sunday. Police have driven away protesters with tear gas grenades, rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades and long lines of riot police, in tactics denounced by Brooklyn Center mayor Mike Elliott. …”
This isn’t an “insurrection.”
This isn’t “domestic extremism.”
This isn’t the corporate media deliberately inciting racial conflict, demonizing the police and standing back and turning a blind eye to Black Lives Matter and Antifa violence. You’re imagining that an actual violent leftwing “insurrection” has been going on for years now in the Pacific Northwest and that it is tolerated and protected by the political establishment because it is their private party militia.
The “racial justice” movement is a literal corporate astroturfed dumpster fire. The only thing that these people are accomplishing by stirring up endless chaos is making their own cities unsafe for the people who aren’t criminals or professional activists and social justice grifters.
Note: BTW, the people sitting in their house watching this shit unfold are the “domestic extremists.” At least that is what the PMCs say on television.