Portland police arrest two after 150 ANTIFA protesters run amok and trash a Starbucks in protest at ICE: Liberal city sees most unrest for weeks
- Police in Portland, Oregon said demonstration late on Saturday was ‘destructive’
- Around 150 antifa protesters marched through trendy Pearl District
- Demonstrators chanted anti-police slogans and denounced ICE
- Windows of Chipotle, Starbucks, Umpque Bank, and Urban Pantry were broken
- Police arrested two people – a 31-year-old protester and a 17-year-old boy
- Business owners in Pearl District were seen boarding up their shops
Police in Portland, Oregon arrested two people after about 150 suspected antifa members marched through Pearl District on Saturday night while smashing windows and spray-painting graffiti on business storefronts including Starbucks and Chipotle.
The demonstrators gathered at The Fields Park at around 9pm on Saturday and began marching through the area to protest the Biden administration’s immigration policies and to denounce ICE.
Images posted on social media show vandalized windows of several shops and restaurants, including Starbucks, Chipotle, Umpqua Bank, and Urban Pantry.
The demonstrations lasted for about two hours, according to KOIN-TV.
They come after Portland this past summer was the sight of a ‘summer of rage’ – with massive protests led by suspected members of antifa essentially shut down parts of the central city for weeks on end.
Businesses in Portland, Oregon were smashed up late on Saturday as around 150 antifa demonstrators marched through the Pearl District to protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Several businesses and restaurants including Starbucks, Chipotle, and local area banks were vandalized on Saturday
Local police said that two people were arrested for taking part in the mayhem
Some of the local residents expressed anger at the demonstrators, yelling at them to ‘go home’
Video posted to social media showed several downtown businesses boarding up their storefronts late on Saturday night in response to the demonstrations.
Some of the protesters were heard telling local police to ‘go home’ while residents nearby responded by yelling ‘go home’ at the protesters from their balconies.
At around 10pm, the Portland Police Bureau said that the protests became ‘destructive’ and that the crowds were being told to ‘immediately stop participating in criminal activity.’
Police told the demonstrators that failure to obey would result in either detention, citation, arrest, or use of crowd control agents.
Two people – Darrell Kimberlin, 31, and a 17-year-old boy – were arrested. Kimberlin was charged with first-degree criminal mischief.
The image above shows one of the storefronts smashed up by suspected antifa members in Portland, Oregon late on Saturday night
The image above shows graffiti spray-painted on one of the storefronts. The letters ‘ACAB’ stands for ‘all cops are b****rds’
The image above shows a local business in Portland, Oregon that had its windows smashed late on Saturday night
This is the third time in the last five months that Kimberlin has been arrested after taking part in a protest.
He was also booked by police on September 28 and January 20.
The 17-year-old boy was arrested for interfering with a peace officer and third-degree escape. He was released to his parents. A hearing has yet to be scheduled.
Anyone with information about vandalized property should contact [email protected] and reference case number 21-680281.
Anyone who believes they were a victim during the protest and who has not reported it yet can make a report online or by calling (503) 823-3333.