This is insane. I’ve been downtown recently, every inch of the Mark Hatfield Federal Courthouse is “tagged” with graffiti. “Kill Cops” and Blue Klux Klan”. The rioters in Portland set fire to the courthouse AGAIN July 20th. The Portland Police issued this press release:
Over the next two hours hundreds of people wandered around downtown Portland many regrouping on SW 3rd Avenue in front of the courthouse, in the adjacent parks and around the Justice Center. At 1:31 a.m. a person climbed onto the northwest corner of the Justice Center to tamper with a security camera. At 1:34 a.m. people lit a fire within the portico in front of the federal courthouse. Others gathered around the fire adding wood and other debris to make it larger.
At 1:42 a.m. federal law enforcement came out of the courthouse, dispersed the crowd and extinguished the fire.
Portland Police were not present during any of the activity described. Portland Police did not engage with any crowds and did not deploy any CS gas.