Portland Antifa Rioters Torch Apple Store, Fire Guns from Cars - WATCH
The fire was just one of multiple fires caused by far-left group
Antifa ravaged Portland with another night of rioting, gunfire, and arson, as police were powerless to stop it despite advanced warnings.
On Friday, the violent far-left mob set fire to a portable toilet that spread to an Apple Store.
The fire was just one of multiple fires caused by the Antifa.
On Friday evening, Portland Police Bureau officials issued a warning that a planned “Direct Action” by Antifa could lead to a “high fire danger.”
A statement from police officials warns:
The Portland Police Bureau is aware that individuals are planning a so-called “direct action” event this evening at Director Park (with a 9 p.m. march).
Such events have historically included wanton destruction of public and private property, violence, and the active threat of harm by thrown or propelled objects, fire, and impact weapons. Similarly, advertised events promoted and then engaged in arson and riots.
A building behind the apple store was lit on fire tonight, Portland was very hot today!!! 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/2SLvLyIl9g— Haze (@Hazeee1312) April 17, 2021
But Antifa managed to carry out their destructive plans, destroying property in the Downtown District Friday night.
Rioters set fire to a portable toilet outside the Apple Store, which spread to the outside of the store, causing extensive damage.
Damage at the Apple Store pic.twitter.com/RDGIlSUOmS— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 17, 2021
Portland Fire & Rescue units managed to stop the fire before it spread inside the Apple Store.
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
Rioters vandalized multiple businesses in the city as police stood by and watched.
The police report states:
A separate group of an estimated several hundred people started marching from Director?s Park at about 9:30 p.m. Participants in this march started breaking windows of businesses, including the Nordstrom, Verizon, Nike, the Oregon Historical Society, and more.
In addition to burglary and vandalism, individuals engaged in the crime of criminal mischief by damaging planters and applying graffiti. Looting was reported as well. Windows were also broken at the First Christian Church, a location known for their generosity in feeding over a thousand meals weekly to the homeless.
Police said they made “focused arrests.”
Officials said only four people were arrested “for their criminal behavior during the event.”
“Damage to businesses hurts our City. Our community has made it clear that it will not tolerate wanton violence and destruction,” Portland Police Bureau Acting Chief Chris Davis said in a written statement.
“No one is entitled to break windows, set fires, or attack police officers.”
Police eventually formed a skirmish line and forces rioters out of the area.