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WATCH: Portland Rioters Bring Guillotine, Burn American Flags

WATCH: Portland Rioters Bring Guillotine, Burn American Flags
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Rioters in Portland, Oregon, brought a guillotine to a violent demonstration overnight Saturday into Sunday, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

“Someone rolled a mock guillotine with a stuffed bear into the street (photo). The bear and multiple U.S. flags were burned. Paint balloons were launched at officers, as well as green lasers,” the police said in a press statement early Sunday morning.

#PortlandRiots: Antifa showing the public a visual representation of their political agenda. They put US flags on the guillotine prop and set all of it on fire outside the SE police building. pic.twitter.com/9iLTVIPVJD

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 23, 2020

It was only the latest provocation after riots that began during the day and lasted through the night./

Earlier in the day, there were violent clashes and battles with pepper spray between left-wing Antifa and the right-wing Proud Boys in the streets of the city. Police lacked the resources to intervene — but the National Guard was not called.

Another angle of the antifa vs. right-wingers brawl in Portland by @sav_says_. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/aU6ID7nvtz

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 23, 2020

After additional comrades arrive, #antifa move in for a preemptive strike against the right-wingers. Another pepper spray and shield bashing fight occurs. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/eXclfpdkmk

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 22, 2020

Left-wing rioters targeted police with projectiles, including rocks and balloons filled with feces, according to police:

Antifa also threw feces and urine at people at the downtown pro-police rally this afternoon. #PortlandRiots https://t.co/d4YrdQXE3j

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 22, 2020

Another riot later took place, according to police, in which projectiles and rocks were again launched at police:

Individuals in the crowd threw rocks, eggs, and glass bottles in the direction of the officers. There were no injuries. The sound truck was also targeted by individuals. It was struck by eggs and rocks.

At 11:45p.m., officers began to push the crowd to the west. Rocks, bottles, and other hard objects were thrown at officers. One lieutenant was struck in back of head with a glass bottle. His helmet prevented him from being injured. A Portland Fire and Rescue Medic embedded with one of the squads was hit in the shin with a large rock (photo). He suffered a minor laceration to the leg.

At 11:59p.m., due to the life safety danger, a riot was declared. More warnings were issued from the PPB sound truck. The sound truck was struck and damaged by rocks and eggs (photos). The rear window of a vehicle used to transport a Rapid Response Team squad was shattered (photo) by a rock. Numerous officers reported seeing individuals bearing “press” insignia throwing rocks at them.

The guillotine appeared to have been an attempt to intimidate police.

Fourteen arrests were made, police reported.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His new book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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