The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland was vandalized and set on fire late Saturday night. Videos show federal agents reacting by firing crowd control munitions at the crowd of black bloc rioters in Oregon’s most populated city.
Shortly before midnight, nearly 100 black bloc demonstrators gathered at the ICE building in Portland for a planned protest, according to independent journalist Grace Morgan.
(Content Warning: Graphic video):
I’m at the ICE facility in Portland OR, for a big planned protest. So far close to 100 black bloc have gathered and… https://t.co/EBGnxWtdSe
— Grace Morgan (@Grace Morgan)1618114429.0
The ICE building was vandalized with graffiti, including “DHS murders.” Agitators barricaded the front door of the building with a chain link fence.
Someone put a traffic cone on the security camera to prevent the rioters from being identified. Fireworks were launched at the ICE building.
Antifa now shooting Roman Candles at the ICE Building https://t.co/BRqiTMPJsB
— 🐺FVCK MLB🐺 (@🐺FVCK MLB🐺)1618119227.0
Video shared by BlazeTV personality Elijah Schaffer showed rioters set the front of the ICE building on fire.
Far left Antifa extremists attempted to burn down a federal building in Portland, again Waiting patiently for the… https://t.co/CKGgyCi1NO
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ELIJAH SCHAFFER)1618127676.0
Footage posted by Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo showed federal agents attempting to get out of the building, but the barricade prevented them from exiting. Law enforcement was forced to exit out of the rear of the building.
Last night, #antifa in Portland barricaded the front of the @ICEgov building. They then set it on fire while federa… https://t.co/coiA3rbW6z
— Andy Ngô (@Andy Ngô)1618146973.0
Watch the moment federal officers rushed out to respond after #antifa set the @ICEgov facility on fire last night.… https://t.co/cuLjPrRuOe
— Andy Ngô (@Andy Ngô)1618147201.0
“An #antifa gives the #BLM fist salute while the crowd cheers on the burning of the @ICEgov Portland facility last night,” Ngo wrote on Twitter. “Officers were trapped inside when antifa set the building on fire.”
The mob chanted, “Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground!”
“Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground” An #antifa gives the #BLM fist salute while the crowd ch… https://t.co/1BaxztbUhR
— Andy Ngô (@Andy Ngô)1618147369.0
Federal agents fired crowd control munitions, including pepper balls, on the mob outside the ICE building.
ICE agents have come out to face off with protesters in order to put the fire out. #Portland #PDX #ICE https://t.co/Vm8xOBlkha
— Independent Media PDX (@Independent Media PDX)1618125214.0
One black bloc member challenged a Department of Homeland Security officer to a fistfight.
“Let’s go, bitch” After officers rushed out from back of the @ICEgov facility to put out the fires on the building… https://t.co/oYTx3RUiMf
— Andy Ngô (@Andy Ngô)1618148519.0
The Portland Police Bureau did not mention Saturday night’s unrest and did not announce any arrests regarding the riot.
Despite President Joe Biden succeeding Donald Trump as president, protests and riots have been occurring regularly in Portland. Last month, violence erupted at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, which was also set ablaze.