Another Day Of Anarchy: Portland Violence Continues For 52nd Day In A Row

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Another Day, Another Riot.

That’s the reality for Portland residents who have already experienced 52 consecutive days of riots with no end in sight.

Once mostly peaceful protests erupted into riots as Black Lives Matter and Antifa groups vandalize and destroy parts of the city.

The Western Journal reports the Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front is also a leading group, calling for the defunding and disbanding of the Portland police department.

The report adds:

After initial demonstrations outside the North Police Precinct, unrest shifted to the site of the Portland Police Association, where dumpsters were set on fire after being tipped on their sides onto the street.

Portland police declared the event a riot and ordered protesters to leave.

Several rioters evaded a charge made by the police and entered the building, setting it on fire.

Several people were taken into custody.

See some of the violence below:

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The violent demonstrations got so bad in the city that President Trump sent an elite immigration task force to apprehend people and restore order.

The Department of Homeland Security agents did what they were tasked to do, sparking criticism from liberals and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.

In a pair of tweets, Wheeler said he was “not comfortable” having the federal officers in his city and instructed local law enforcement not to cooperate with them.

“Earlier today I directed that staff who are part of federal agency operations are no longer allowed to co-locate with the police bureau’s incident command. While sharing a space helped facilitate clear communication, based on recent actions by federal law enforcement officers I am not comfortable having them in our space,” he said.

In another tweet, he described the use of the federal agents “blatant abuse of power by President Trump.”

Trump defended his decision to use the elite force, saying he is trying to help Portland.

“We are trying to help Portland, not hurt it. Their leadership has, for months, lost control of the anarchists and agitators. They are missing in action. We must protect Federal property, AND OUR PEOPLE. These were not merely protesters, these are the real deal!” the president wrote.