Antifa Vandalize War Memorial, Attack Cops And Citizens

Holly Matkin

Portland Police are still searching for the second suspect responsible for vandalizing the war memorial.

Portland, OR – Anitfa and other protesters defaced a war memorial by spray-painting vulgar and violent anti-police statements across it during a demonstration in Lownsdale Square Park on Saturday.

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) released photos of the vandalized monument, which was covered in slogans such as “all cops are bastards,” “punch cops,” and “kill cops,” among others.

The antifa gathering was orchestrated as a counter-protest to another rally that was supposed to have taken place outside the Multnomah County Courthouse, FOX News reported.

That rally was rumored to have been a Ku Klux Klan white supremacy demonstration, but is was canceled at the last minute, the PPB said.

Undeterred, the antifa counter-protesters showed up anyway, and eventually began threatening and behaving violently towards people who were “legally capturing photos and videos,” police said in a press release.

Three people were arrested during the four hours of chaos that ensued.

Some members of the group allegedly jabbed at people with metal-tipped umbrellas and chased them down the street, according to FOX News.

Others hurled food, cans, batons, concrete, rocks, and other objects at law enforcement officers and citizens.

At one point, someone tossed two incendiary devices into traffic, police said.

Investigators believe those devices were flares.

A pedestrian was struck by a car during the gathering, and was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Medics also had to treat three people after they were exposed to pepper spray by members of the crowd.

The PPB struggled to respond to other calls for service throughout the city due to having to divert so many officers to quell the mayhem, FOX News reported.

One suspect, 25-year-old Willy Cannon, was arrested on charges of abusing a memorial and felony criminal mischief after a short foot pursuit, police said.

A second individual involved in defacing the war memorial remains at large, and police have asked for the community’s assistance in an effort to identify that person.

Heaven Davis, 19, was charged with criminal mischief during the rally, and Brandon Farley, 31, was arrested for disorderly conduct, FOX News reported.

"I want to acknowledge the community members who came down to peacefully assemble and exercise their freedom of speech rights," PPB Chief Jami Resch said in a statement. "Unfortunately, a group of people chose to engage in dangerous, illegal behavior. I appreciate the thoughtful, measured response by our officers and law enforcement partners."

The PPB also noted that police “did not use force against anyone” during the protest, FOX News reported.

Comments (49)
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HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

ANTIFA are fucking terrorists, they don't deserve mercy!

JBoH
JBoH

Antifa...anti fascists?

Strange that they look, talk and act just like...well...fascists.

Nomoreracecards
Nomoreracecards

If the city would remove the restrictions on Police, then they apply with equal response and stomp their anti bullshit ass’ into the ground!
STOP ENDANGERING OUR OFFICERS!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

The first company to develop a functional non lethal weapon (tasers are useless) that can be used to incapacitate people like this will make a fortune. I'm thinking a laser beam that permanently blinds the person so they can never again cause mayhem would do the trick.

amlee
amlee

The MAYOR is also the POLICE COMMISSIONER......what do you expect in that beta male city full of liberal progressives....aka Libtards or Leftarded.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Portland is the home of ANTIFA. They should be considered a terrorist organization, by the federal government. Then the FBI can put a stop to them.

Smilingsweetly777
Smilingsweetly777

The Nazi's had the "Brown shirts." We now have "Antifa." Both groups believed that they were the good guys. The Nazi's promised to bring law & order to their country; instead, they turned it into a living nightmare. 12 million people were killed, not counting those that died because of the war they began. What is the goal of the Antifa movement?

Sgt167
Sgt167

So the PPB wants to stress that they didn’t use force against anybody? That’s worked out great for them so far. If they wanna deter these incidents in the future they need to crack some heads and shoot some pepper balls and put and end to the nonsense. Portland is really a pit and not getting any better. I think the majority of the citizens in Portland would appreciate Police being a little more controlling of situations like this. Freedom of speech only goes so far and when they do this every single time they shouldn’t even allow them to assemble.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Texasgirl1973
Texasgirl1973

These punks are super scary.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

What a shame someone wasn't there with a firearm and just opened fire "wearing a mask too" so they didn't get charged for eliminating scum of the earth!!!!!

Akansan
Akansan

These people need to be controlled by sending them to the hospital.

Trefflek
Trefflek

Its time for Team Trump to take them down!!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

It's portland.... is anyone really surprised?

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Inside every"Progressive" is a totalitarian screaming to get out.

Njaz
Njaz

Wow! "Dudes" remind me of an insane asylum.

gottie
gottie

Why does Portland Or. let them get away with this shit. This city is run by people who dont care about protecting their citizens

Stanracer
Stanracer

Why hasn't this domestic terrorist group been shut down? These assholes have wreaked havoc for far to long now.

SueCoop
SueCoop

Look at all the little sissy boys in their masks ganging up on one guy. Says so much about their integrity (lack of) and manliness (not much testosterone there). Fighting one-on-one, I understand. Two people fighing things out between themselves, but ganging up on someone is so chicken shit.

Papa Cooz
Papa Cooz

They are the reason for the Second Amendment.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Deface a war memorial? Let a group of vets help out...Antifa will be history!

sanman899
sanman899

DONE with this chit.

JCRPI
JCRPI

Portland, of course. No surprise here.

pixiepup
pixiepup

Why r they getting away with hurting people??

Me55
Me55

Maybe if the cops were allowed to respond with violence these snowflakes would stay home.

HH3
HH3

KKK, Democrats then. Antifa, Democrats now. They all keep covering their faces because they are ashamed of what they do!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

My how times have changed. Those Antifa Nazis would have never survived when I was in college. We would have kicked their punk asses.

Parents- this is the outcome of not providing discipline and holding you children accountable. They’re spoiled, entitled, pot head, know it all, brats who couldn’t support themselves if they tried. Well, some of them work at universities which is basically welfare for the poorly educated.


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