Antifa Storms Portland Mayor’s Home, Torches Police Building - WATCH
Portland Police Association building set on fire
Rioters in Portland set fire to the Portland Police Association (PPA) building as the city buckles under growing unrest.
The Portland Police Department said in a statement:
“It is located in a residential neighborhood, and there is concern that any building fire could spread to occupied homes, especially during the current stretch of dry weather.”
The department added that police stayed out of sight while rioters set fire to dumpsters to avoid escalating the situation.
“However, arsonists put some debris, including a large mattress, against the front door of the building, appeared to spray accelerant on it, and lit it on fire,” the department added.
“The flames appeared to engulf the front door area of the building and nearly reach the roofline," PPD continued.
"Due to the extreme life safety concerns, the Incident Commander declared the incident a riot.”
Conservative journalist, Andy Ngo, identified those involved as Antifa.
“After Antifa started multiple fires on the street & set the police union building on fire again tonight, Portland Police declared a riot & moved in.”
Far-left activists also stormed the building where Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler lives.
“On the same day @tedwheeler rejected federal law enforcement resources, a mob of DSA, antifa & BLM radicals gathered at his condo,” Ngo continued.
“They’ve locked themselves together in the lobby & demand his resignation & the defunding of police.”
On the same day @tedwheeler rejected federal law enforcement resources, a mob of DSA, antifa & BLM radicals gathered at his condo. They’ve locked themselves together in the lobby & demand his resignation & the defunding of police. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/C4daFHarx7— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 29, 2020
“BLM protester tells comrades to go directly to @tedwheeler ’s condo door,” Ngo added.
“They’re staging a coup to force him out of office & to defund police.”
Democrat Wheeler's weak response to rioters has not helped quell the violence as riots have now been raging for roughly three months.
The mayor has cheered Black Lives Matter protests and facilitating Antifa riots.
The text of Wheeler’s vitriolic letter to President Trump is below:
Dear President Trump:
Yet again, you offered to aid Portland by sending in federal law enforcement to our city.On behalf of the City of Portland: No thanks.We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery. Portlanders are on to you. We have already seen your reckless disregard for human life in your bumbling response to the COVID pandemic. And we know you’ve reached the conclusion that images of violence and vandalism are your only ticket to reelection.There is no place for looting, arson, or vandalism in our city. There is no room here for racist violence or those who wish to bring their ideology of hate into our community. Those who commit criminal acts will be apprehended and prosecuted under the law.Tens of thousands of Portlanders have peacefully protested and marched for the noble cause of fixing our broken criminal justice system. They are part of the proud progressive tradition of Portlanders fighting for justice — from racial justice to economic justice to environmental justice.When you sent the feds to Portland last month, you made the situation far worse. Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city.In Portland, we are focused on coming together as a community to solve the serious challenges we face due to systemic racism, a global pandemic and an economic recession.
Stay away, please.