Portland, OR – Antifa targeted the Multnomah County Democrats (MCD) headquarters on Sunday night, shattering windows and tagging the building with anti-government slogans.
The latest round of destruction occurred after a group of rioters marched from Laurelhurst Park to the MCD stronghold in the 3500-block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the evening of Nov. 8, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said in a press release.
The mob plastered the building with vulgarities, anarchy insignia, and the phrases “F—k Biden,” and “No Presidents,” police photos showed.
They also busted out several of the building’s windows before fleeing from the area, according to the PPB.
“After engaging in criminal activity, the group quickly left the location and headed back southbound towards Laurelhurst Park,” the department said. “As the group fled from the location, Portland Police arrived on scene and made targeted arrests of subjects who had engaged in criminal activity.”
“No Presidents” – Portland protesters tonight move from Laurelhurst Park to the Multnomah County Democrats building. Multiple windows were damaged. #PortlandProtests #Portland #Protest #Elections2020 pic.twitter.com/kz7jNLz8pT
— Independent Media PDX (@NDpendentPDX) November 9, 2020
Video footage showed a small group of officers with bicycles moving in to arrest one of the suspects as the mob marched along with drums while chanting “Black Lives Matter.”
At least one member of the crowd briefly tried to shove past the officers, but they were able to use their bikes to form a barrier to hold the rioters at bay.
“Racist f—ks!” one of the demonstrators screamed.
Members of the group then called for other rioters to come “surround” the officers, the video showed.
“Your mama raised a fascist!” they chanted as they circled around them.
The officers appeared to drive the group away from them just before the clip ended.
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The rioters ultimately “dispersed into the neighborhood,” the PPB said in the press release.
Officers arrested three people during the chaos.
James Prettyman, 24, Maximillan Jennings, 22, and Thomas Mollrocek, 33, were each charged with criminal mischief, according to police.
Mollrocek was also charged with an additional count of escape.
All three suspects had been released from jail by Monday morning, according to KXL.
Rioters also targeted the Democratic Party of Oregon’s headquarters building in Northeast Portland earlier in the day, The Oregonian reported.
Received an anonymous tip about some art added to the Democratic Party of Oregon. It appears some antifascists were not happy with their picks. pic.twitter.com/8XWb8aD7ij
— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) November 8, 2020
They painted a massive anarchy logo and the word “shame” in large red letters on the side of the building in that incident, photos showed.