Portland riots over the weekend didn’t go so hot for the Antifa thugs as an attempt to harm police backfired miserably on them.
Squaring off with police during riots in a residential area in southeast Portland, Antifa attempted to launch a Molotov cocktail at police, but friendly fire got the best of them when the flaming weapon exploded on one of theirs, lighting the lower half of his body on fire.
The flaming rioter then ran throughout the street with his pants on fire, before falling to the ground where other protestors attempted to put out the blaze before police rushed over to his aid and extinguished the flame.
“The crowd of protesters gathered in Ventura Park at around 7 p.m. with plans to march down to the Portland Police east precinct. Authorities announced at around 9 p.m. that people who were planning to march to the east precinct building were not staying to the sidewalks and that the march was unpermitted,” KATU reported.
The riot, which marked the 100th consecutive night of demonstrations in the lawless Democrat run city, was deemed unlawful just after 9 p.m. and Portland Police announced such on twitter.
“Portland Police are making loudspeaker announcements reminding people marching near Ventura Park to remain on sidewalks and obey all laws. The march is unpermitted. Portland Police encourage lawful demonstrations.”
At roughly 9:20 p.m. the Portland police declared the situation a riot, tweeting: “Portland Police note that persons on Southeast Stark are engaging in tumultuous and violent conduct thereby intentionally or recklessly creating a grave risk of causing public alarm. This is a riot. Police are giving announcements to disperse. People are throwing Molotov cocktails.”
Almost immediately after that the Portland police added, “Portland Police are making repeated loudspeaker announcements ordering people to disperse and stop committing crimes or risk use of force the use of crowd control munitions including, but not limited to, tear gas and impact weapons and the possibility of arrest.”
The violence has grown worse in Portland thanks to the city’s incompetent Mayor Ted Wheeler who is now facing calls for his resignation from both sides of the isle.
Antifa has essentially run the city under Wheeler – who until now has blocked police from doing their jobs in keeping the city safe.
Two months before the November election, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler faces calls to resign from sources as wide-ranging as liberal constituents who once supported him to the nation’s Republican president, who cite what they say is his lack of clear leadership as the city hit 100 days of protests.
President Trump has been amongst those calling for an end to Wheeler’s reign of terror in Portland, tweeting last week, “The big backlash going on in Portland cannot be unexpected after 95 days of watching and incompetent Mayor admit that he has no idea what he is doing. The people of Portland won’t put up with no safety any longer.The Mayor is a FOOL. Bring in the National Guard!”
Even after the cold-blooded Antifa murder of a Trump supporter occurred in the streets of Portland – the riots continued.
The situation in Portland may get worse however, with Wheeler facing a runoff election on November 3rd where challenger, Sarah Iannarone, has openly admitted she supports the terror group Antifa, saying “she is Antifa.”