It’s been well over 100 days that the protests in Portland have been raging.
Countless videos show the assaults and destruction of personal property.
Does the mayor seem to care?
Unless, of course, he’s the target of the protesters!
After they began marching towards the mayor’s condo, the police quickly declared the protest had become a “riot.”
KGW reports on the breaking news:
On Monday night, Portland police declared a riot outside Mayor Ted Wheeler’s apartment complex in Northwest Portland after protesters broke windows, burglarized a business, shot off fireworks, lit a picnic table on fire and set a fire inside an occupied apartment building. Police said they made 19 arrests.
Video by a local journalist also captured an officer tackling a protester and repeatedly punching them while they were on the ground.
Early Monday evening, protesters gathered in the North Park Blocks in Northwest Portland for another night of demonstrations. A social media post said the group was calling for Mayor Ted Wheeler to resign.
The night’s theme centered around an “unhappy birthday” celebration as Monday is Wheeler’s birthday.
As the crowd grew in the North Park Blocks, balloons were blown up, birthday hats were handed out and protesters sang “Happy Teargas” to the tune of Happy Birthday, a tweet from Portland Independent Documentarians showed.
Around 10 p.m., protesters arrived outside the mayor’s apartment complex. They set off fireworks and chanted “Quit your job.”
That’s the problem with these Dems.
They’re fine with looting and burning as long as it’s not near their million dollar condos!
Too bad for all the businesses that have been burned to the ground.
Those were simply "peaceful protests."
Meanwhile, Fox News details how sheriffs in Oregon have completely rejected Oregon Governor Kate Brown's plan for the protests:
The sheriffs of Clackamas and Washington County in Oregon said they won't send staff to help with the nightly unrest in Portland after Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a plan to bring an end to violence in the city.
Brown had asked the sheriffs and the Gresham Police Department to support the Portland Police Bureau with personnel and resources "to keep the peace and protect free speech."
Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts on Monday said the governor never approached him before unveiling her plan to mobilize local law enforcement agencies in the Portland protests, and that he has no plans to send his staff to nightly demonstrations.
“Had Governor Brown discussed her plan with my office, I would have told her it’s about changing policy, not adding resources,” he said, according to a statement released by Kellee Azar, a reporter with Portland's KATU. “Increasing law enforcement resources in Portland will not solve the nightly violence and now, murder.”
He said that Portland’s newly elected district attorney had dismissed charges against hundreds of protesters arrested for non-violent, low-level crimes.
“The same offenders are arrested night after night, only to be released by the court and not charged with a crime by the DA’s Office. The next night they are back at it, endangering the lives of law enforcement and the community all over again,” Roberts continued. “The criminal justice system will need do its part and hold offenders accountable.”