Portland, OR – Rioters targeted the Portland Police Association (PPA) building once again on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in nearly two dozen police personnel being dispatched to quell the mayhem.
The chaos erupted shortly before 2:15 p.m., when a mob of rioters showed up near the intersection of North Campbell Avenue and North Lombard Street, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) tweeted.
The group then “tried to break down the door” of the PPA building, according to police.
“We’re monitoring the situation,” the department said at the time.
Fifteen officers, three sergeants and one lieutenant were pulled away from their regular duties to respond to the chaotic scene.
The PPB used a loudspeaker to order the crowd to stop trying to force their way into the PPA building and to remain on the sidewalk.
“Do not try to break into the building or violate any other laws,” the department warned the group, according to the agency’s Twitter thread. “If you do you’re subject to arrest and/or use of force including less lethal weapons.”
Officers remained on the scene for more than two hours before the mob finally wandered away from the vandalized building shortly before 4:30 p.m.
“There was some vandalism to the building, but no arrests were made, no force was used, and no one was injured,” the PPB noted in another tweet.
It is unclear why those responsible for vandalizing the building were not apprehended.
Rioters have set the PPA building on fire on numerous occasions in recent months.
According to Portland reporter Andy Ngo, a police contract negotiation meeting was taking place inside the PPA at the time of the broad-daylight attack on Wednesday.
The antifa mob responsible for the rioting wants to abolish the city’s police force altogether, Ngo tweeted.
The violent riots have resulted in approximately $2.3 million in damages to various federal buildings over the course of the past nine months, FOX News reported.