VIDEO:Antifa Protests Brutality By Storming City Hall, Attacking Security Guards

Antifa protesters attacked security guards as they attempted to storm Portland City Hall on Wednesday.

Portland, OR – Antifa protesters attempted to storm Portland City Hall on Wednesday morning to level allegations of police brutality.

The demonstration was in response to the city’s handling of antifa’s counter-protest at the Patriot Prayer gathering on Saturday.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8, at least 30 members of the group heckled the city council members and disrupted their scheduled meeting while chanting “end police brutality,” KGW footage of the scene showed.

One man was removed from the meeting after he began swearing at the council members, The Oregonian reported.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler urged those in attendance to stop chanting and disrupting the meeting, but they refused.

The chaos brought the meeting to a halt, and councilmembers were forced to relocate to continue their session. They allowed only city staff, the media, and individuals called to testify to matters on the agenda into the room, The Oregonian reported.

Two protesters were arrested after they laid down in the hallway and refused to disperse, according to KGW.

Other members of the group blocked the entrance to city hall and repeatedly chanted “Shame on you,” as police attempted to push back the crowd outside the building’s front doors, KGW footage showed.

Some protesters carried signs depicting the injuries they allegedly sustained during their clash with police during the Saturday riots, The Oregonian reported.

“It’s our f--king building!” one protester yelled, according to The Oregonian.

“Come down, Wheeler!” the group chanted.

At one point, a demonstrator smashed a glass container from a nearby coffee stand onto the ground, while others scuffled with security officers.

“F--k you!” one woman screamed in video footage posted by The Oregonian.

“Who do you serve?” the protesters chanted.

Once the group was pushed outside, security officers continued to fend off the demonstrators’ attempts to re-enter the building.

At one point, a man wearing a helmet and a bandana over his face repeatedly hit a security officer in the head with a megaphone before scurrying away, the video showed.

City Hall Security Chief Dorothy Elmore said she was hit in the arm by a demonstrator during the confrontation, The Oregonian reported.

“Step back! Step back!” one female officer commanded in the video.

“F--k you, you piece of s--t!” a protester retorted.

“Oh yeah, send the women in!” another taunted, referring to the female officers who arrived at the scene to hold the group at bay.

An unidentified male and a 67-year-old woman were both arrested for second-degree criminal trespass, KOIN reported.

“I just want to say for the record I think it's unconscionable that people would come to city hall with the intention of ‘shutting down city hall,’ and then attack our security,” Wheeler said of the incident. “Whatever message you thought you were delivering today, it was completely lost in your senseless acts of violence against our city staff.”

The group told KGW that they plan to speak with the city council next week about their allegations of police brutality from the earlier altercation on Saturday.

During that incident, the Portland Police Bureau said they observed antifa members with weapons during a counter-demonstration at the Patriot Prayer rally, and issued antifa multiple orders to disperse.

Rose City Antifa formed a line with homemade shields and weapons while confronting the police.

The antifa group began throwing projectiles at police and smashed the window of a police car.

Police responded with crowd control measures, which included the use of flashbangs, and ordered members on both sides of the demonstration to disperse.

It's not clear at this time if the attack on officers preceded the use of crowd control weapons, or if the crowd control was in response to the failure to disperse.

Antifa also wreaked havoc in Berkeley, California on Sunday, when they used hammers to smash out the windows of a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office, threw explosives at police, and torched city vehicles during a counter-rally against a conservative gathering.

"No police were around as the black bloc traveled down the street, and a handful used hammers to smash the windows of Shattuck Ave US Marine Corps Recruiting office," filmmaker Ford Fischer wrote in a tweet.

Ford captured the attack on the military recruiting office on camera, but when antifa rioters noticed him, he was the next to be threatened.

"After I filmed the antifa break the Marine Corps office window and throw a torch into a dumpster, one of them called a few over to confront me. They basically told me to leave, implying attack if I didn't. I left,” Ford tweeted.

“'Get the f--k back. Cops aren't here. They won't help you,’" antifa told Fischer when they observed him filming them.

But the police were on hand to break up some of the violence, and officers arrested at least 20 rioters and confiscated “dozens of weapons,” FOX News reported.

Authorities said three people suffered minor injuries after “extremists” tossed explosive devices at Berkeley police and Alameda County sheriff’s deputies, according to FOX News. No officers or deputies were injured.

Police said antifa damaged 21 city vehicles by setting them on fire and slashing their tires. Fires were also set in trash cans along the protest route, FOX News reported.

You can watch footage of antifa’s attempted takeover at Portland City Hall in the videos below:

Comments (29)
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Rving
Rving

Karma is returning. Who’s fault is this? The very same people who are complaining!

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Protesting violence by being violent? Yeah, that makes sense.

JBo
JBo

You give one warning, maybe two warnings if you're feeling charitable, to disperse. Then there's no more warnings, no more negotiation, no more pleas for peace...you move in, arrest and end this lawlessness before it gets worse. If you resist arrest you'll go to the hospital before jail...but you'll get to jail. You can't pacify rioters (unless you're the Baltimore mayor that sets aside part of the city for them to destroy) so don't try.

DavidPeoria
DavidPeoria

The Democratic party brown shirts. Supported by MSM.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Antifa is so proud of their movement and their desire to make change yet they hide their faces,. Tear off their masks and arrest them. If they put their hands on anyone that person, police or not, to defed themselves. It's time for the judges to charge them fines, throw them in jail and make it a felony to destroy property during a riot. I'm sick of them getting out and doing it over and over again.

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

There is something seriously wrong with the Water out there on the "Left" Coast!

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Tell me again why these morons haven't been declared a terrorist organization yet?

angeleyes
angeleyes

The quintessential word for oxymoron. Notice almost all were young dumbasses. They arrested a 67yr old, she's way old enough to know better. Chanting about the female LEOs, so what, they are LEOs and just as tough as the male LEOs. That coward that was hitting security with something and "scurried" away, like a cockroach. Get a job, get off the public dole. Bet if any of them needed LEOs they would call for them for help.

jfpriv
jfpriv

Gas em all...... error, taser them all.... error, kick the azzes...... error, lock them up, then gas, taser and kick their azzes. period

FpsK9Handler
FpsK9Handler

I find it ironic that the mayor is complaining about antifa coming to city hall. When they took over the ICE building and blocked private property for over 30 days he didnt care.

Mrs10
Mrs10

I've wondered, watching these videos and others like them, how much these people actually know what it is they're protesting so passionately. Some seem to have joined in and gotten swept away by crowd frenzy.

Mrs10
Mrs10

Reminds of a mosh pit. Although in my experience even those who are drunk/stoned and purposefully bashing into each other at least have a good reason for doing so and definitely have much better manners.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Agreeing with the words of Ted Wheeler....your actions were LOST because of the Unhuman and Unamerican way you chose to try and FORCE your agenda.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

They need to be classified as a terrorist organization and treated accordingly.

tfort
tfort

Honestly, acts like these are the only one’s that get the attention of the politicians. Petitions, marches, vigils mean nothing to the politicians. Threats and violence works. It’s about the only way to get things accomplished.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Wonder how many of those asshats pay taxes? Shouting it's "their building" is laughable. Scumbags living off the real taxpayers and mommy and daddy.

61mouse
61mouse

@LordSeamus and so the black lives group

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Great ending to the video ... compliance at the voice of a woman!

dbosse
dbosse

Where are all the arrests for destruction of government property with car windows smashed, cars set on fire, recruiter office window smashed and in separate incident the guy jumped all over 3 police cars doing heavy damage?

dbosse
dbosse

Threats and violence have no place in a republic. I can't understand the violence toward property... how does it help the demonstrators to set police cars on fire and smash out property windows?