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Sheriff of Portland Warns of “Night of Rage” Protest as Justice Center Faces Continued Assault


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One of the hotbeds of ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter chaos continues to be the city of Portland, Oregon.

While the police continue to fight the violence, they’ve received little support from the city council.

Now, the Sheriff’s office has taken matters into its own hands and tried to alert the public of the damage done by a “Night of Rage” protest yesterday.

The event was organized by ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter protesters.

Here’s the alert directly from the Multonomah County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page:

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is aware of an event tonight calling for a “night of rage” at the Justice Center in Downtown Portland. We strongly support the right to demonstrate and for people to use their individual and collective voices to express grief, outrage and call for action. But criminal activity under the guise of peaceful protests will not be tolerated.

The assault on the Justice Center continues nightly. Individuals have thrown and launched projectiles at police, including improvised explosives, bricks, rocks, commercial fireworks and metal ball bearings. This is a life safety issue for our first responders and protesters themselves. Multiple deputies and officers have been injured. We have witnessed an increase in fires being set at the Justice Center and at nearby businesses. People have blocked or barricaded entrances, putting hundreds of lives in grave danger. The Justice Center is a place of critical services, housing for adults in custody and the many staff that supports them.

Our Investigations Unit, along with our agency partners, continue to review video and other evidence to identify suspects engaged in criminal activity, and we will hold those accountable for such actions.

Over the last several weeks, Sheriff Reese has participated in marches against oppression and racism, and continues to meet with community members and leaders to have an open and honest dialogue about the change that is needed in our community. We are listening to concerns and ideas on how together, we can build a safe, equitable and accountable public safety system.

“Nightly rioting, arson, and violence must come to an end. It does not solve the issues our community faces,” Sheriff Reese said. “The criminal activity around the Justice Center detracts from the calls for systemic changes the community deserves.”

Check out the latest news on Twitter about the chaos in Portland:

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