By Luis Miguel
For people who rage against the system, leftists sure get preferential treatment from it in the liberal enclaves they terrorize.
No arrests were made as approximately 100 Antifa rioters vandalized businesses in Portland over the weekend.
“This evening (Friday), a group gathered outside the Mexican Consulate in Downtown Portland,” the Portland Police Bureau tweeted. “The group was described as dressed in all black and wearing helmets. The group engaged in criminal behavior which included spray painting and vandalizing the property.”
Portland journalist Andy Ngo reported that the Antifa group organized and publicized its activities through a digital flyer on social media. They discreetly spread the word about a second “private” march to take place while police were distracted with the main downtown event.
There is a group of antifa in black bloc smashing up numerous businesses again in Portland. They announced their gathering via a digital flyer. They're vandalizing banks and real estate in the name of trans lives of color along NE Sandy Blvd. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/rxZmcLm7mz
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 21, 2020
Police admitted that “a separate group of nearly 50 people gathered at NE Halsey St and NE 52nd Ave before moving to NE 43rd Ave and NE Sandy Blvd. As the group headed southwest on NE Sandy Blvd towards NE 40th Ave, they vandalized many businesses including many small businesses in their path.”
Tonight, a separate group of nearly 50 people gathered at NE Halsey St and NE 52nd Ave before moving to NE 43rd Ave and NE Sandy Blvd. As the group headed southwest on NE Sandy Blvd towards NE 40th Ave, they vandalized many businesses including many small businesses in their path pic.twitter.com/Oyc5RWlFOY
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) November 21, 2020
The official police report states that “No arrests were made.”
Around 8:45 p.m., a group of nearly 30 people gathered in the South Park blocks before walking to the Mexican Consulate located in the 1300 block of Southwest 12th Avenue. Those in the group were dressed in all black and seen wearing helmets and carrying umbrellas. As the group arrived at the Mexican Consulate, they vandalized the building by spray painting it. After the group spray painted the Mexican Consulate, they headed toward the new Multnomah County Courthouse located in the 1200 block of Southwest 1st Avenue where they began to apply graffiti to the building.
Officers responded to the scene and were able to interrupt the vandalism.…
At around 9:15 p.m., a group of nearly 100 gathered in Northeast Portland around Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 52nd Avenue. The group was described as wearing all black, with masks and helmets on. A 911 call came in when the group began destroying a bank located in the 4300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. A cleaning crew who was inside the bank was scared as the group began to break windows to the property. Another call came in from workers inside a grocery store located in the 4300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The workers reported members of the group were shattering windows and spray painting the building.
At the second scene, “Officers arrived in the area and observed several businesses with shattered windows and spray paint covering buildings. One business in particular appeared to have been destroyed when members of the group threw a motorized scooter through the glass windows. As officers arrived on scene, the group had dispersed on their own and no arrests were made.”
In total, 24 businesses were reported vandalized on Northeast Sandy Boulevard.
As The New American has previously reported, while many Antifa groups are nothing more than ragtag groups of misfits (as patriots often believe), there are cells that are highly organized with a central command structure, i.e., the orders coming from higher up.
Of course, the ultimate source of the orders is the socialist-globalist Deep State, which uses the rioting to create disorder and anarchy in furtherance of its aims to institute radical social change. The agitators on the street create the appearance of widespread public demand for revolutionary causes such as “defunding the police.”
Of course, their plans fall short when those in power actually crack down on them. That is why they frequently target Democrat-controlled communities, where government officials are not only amenable to their demands, but in some cases complicit in their agenda. When the latter is the case, the elected officials need only use the riots as a pretext to enact the long-desired socialist policies they themselves wanted all along.