80 Nights in Portland: Chant ‘Kill a Cop, Save a Life’

80 Nights in Portland: Chant ‘Kill a Cop, Save a Life’

Nightly violent riots continued in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, with rioters chanting ‘Kill a Cop, Save a Life’ and hurling objects at police that resulted in two officers being hospitalized.

Police said a clash took place between Antifa and a group of about 30 people who gathered to show support for police. A video posted on journalist Andy Ngo’s Twitter account shows alleged Antifa members harassing others as they leave the site of the riot.

This is what antifa do to people they encounter in the street. Watch them assault and hit a man walking away from the antifa riot in SE Portland. They bring bats precisely for this purpose. #PortlandRiots #antifa Video by @VenturaReport. pic.twitter.com/AfxmVHHk6K

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 16, 2020

“By 11 p.m., most people continued to mill about and chant. A handful of counter-protesters drew a crowd away from the police building,” Oregon Live reported. “The group, some wearing ‘American Wolf’ t-shirts, stood next to an apartment building on Burnside at 50th Avenue. The counter-protesters soon walked away, trailed by dozens of people.”

A dog and a person in a wheelchair are at the front of the #antifa line, being used as shields. Antifa shut down SE Burnside again as they confront police at the Penumbra Kelly building on day 80 of the violent protests and riots. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/35gbiyhpou

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 16, 2020

The Daily Wire reported on the riots:

The Portland Police Department said that a crowd “of hundreds” marched to the Penumbra Kelly Building, which houses the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Portland Police Bureau. The building is in a residential neighborhood and is surrounded by hundreds of homes.

The department said that “officers reported members of the crowd were launching mortars at the police and cars well back in the Penumbra Kelly Building parking lot, followed by thrown objects” as the rioters started to trespass on the property.

“Portland Police gave more announcements and force warnings,” the police said. “For the next twenty minutes people in the crowd increased their violent actions toward police officers who were standing behind cars fifty feet or more away from the crowd. Officers reported having rocks, frozen eggs, glass bottles, and frozen water bottles thrown at them. Officers reported people were shining green lasers at them, which is against the law in Oregon. Somebody spray painted over a security camera on the Penumbra Kelly Building.”

Puny & frail #antifa militant with a skateboard tries to go head to head with PPB officer is easily pummled. After 20 warnings. pic.twitter.com/JG4MB7MrDi

— Kalen From Scriberr (@FromKalen) August 16, 2020

“Police said that by the time they put out their press release outlining the night’s attacks that there had been over 60 calls for police help that were on hold because the police were busy responding to the far-left rioters who were attacking them,” the Daily Wire reported.

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