Stun Grenades, Rubber Bullets Deployed In Portland After Anti-Trump Protest Devolves Into "Riot"

Tyler Durden's picture

It was the third consecutive night of anti-Trump protests taking place in various US cities, with Oakland once again a venue of extensive looting and arrests under the guise of "peaceful" protesting, especially since as we reported, the local mayor admitted the police is now powerless to take on looters...

... but the real epicenter was Portland, Oregon, once famed as "Little Beirut" for its opposition to George H.W. Bush, and the city which the Associated Press declared as the center of America's anti-Trump feeling, where at least 26 people were arrested during anti-Trump protests the police said, adding that officers deployed stun grenades, pepper spray, “rubber ball distraction devices” and various other non-lethal munitions to disperse the rally. The demonstration against President-Elect Donald Trump has gathered for yet another night in the Pacific Northwest city.

According to Wilamette Week, Portland Police have deployed stun grenades and rubber bullets on protesters near Pioneer Courthouse late tonight, after anarchists smashed the windows of shops in downtown and the Pearl District.

The use of so called "flashbangs"—loud explosive devices designed to stun and disperse crowds—came near midnight, and police said they were deployed as protesters threw projectiles at officers.

At least one reporter, with WW's news partner KATU-TV, was hit by a rubber bullet, apparently fired by riot police.  

Around 4,000 people started their protest at Pioneer Courthouse Square and moved to northeast Portland, according to The Oregonian daily. Police on Twitter wrote that protesters were preparing “gas and flares” and were “arming themselves with rocks from construction site.”

The demonstration blocked traffic in the city as protesters moved across other major roadways, local media reported.

"Crowd throwing projectiles at police. Significant damage to area car lot,” police said.

Portland police called the protest “a riot,” citing its “extensive criminal and dangerous behavior.”

At least 19 cars at Toyota of Portland were vandalized, a sales manager told the paper. Later police reported of new cases of vandalism in the city. Photos on social media showed the smashed windows of local shops.

Portland activist Greg McKelvey said Thursday that several human rights groups in the city would be working together under the new name, Portland’s Resistance.

 

“In order to survive President Trump there needs to be a strong resistance. Our group believes that Portland has an opportunity to become a beacon of light for the rest of the nation,” McKelvey wrote in a press release on Facebook. The group has scooped over 3,000 likes so far.

Echoing chants denouncing Trump's election at tonight's #notmypresident #portland protest. 3/5 #pdxresistance #theresistance

A photo posted by Spencer Foxworth (@spencerfoxworth) on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:09am PST

“After several orders to disperse, police have used less lethal munitions to effect arrests and move the crowd. Officers still taking projectiles,” police tweeted.

 

Thousands of people have been out in the streets across the US, since Trump won the 2016 presidential race with 290 electoral votes November 8, leaving Hillary Clinton officially behind, although she won the popular vote.

Chanting anti-Trump slogans, such as “not my president” or “we reject president-elect,” people have been occupying streets in cities from California to New York, expressing their displeasure at the presidential race’s outcome.

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During the demonstrations, Trump took to Twitter on Thursday, lashing out at “professional” protesters, who have been rallying against his election since Wednesday.

“Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!” Trump wrote in a tweet.

However, just a few hours later he appeared to U-turn, instead praising the “passion” of protesters, vowing to bring the country together as president.

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I have a theory about these 'shocked' protestors.

Looney's picture

 

George Soros should get a dozen of rubber bullets up his ass.  Dickhead!    ;-)

Looney

ParkAveFlasher's picture

They are sh!tting their own beds in "protest".   

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Show me one good thing that's come out of Portland........jist sayin.

 

Here's the deal......don't care.

 

It's good for you to be mad......throw your little tantrum!

nmewn's picture

Again with these bigoted, foaming at the mouth, violently fanatical supporters of Trum...

...oh wait...well then.

Never mind ;-)

NoDecaf's picture

Good, At least some of that DHS hardware is going to be used in the other direction...

NoDebt's picture

I'm sure smashing windows and vandalizing cars will get more people supporting their position.  They're ANIMALS and they always were.  PAID animals.

 

froze25's picture

Think we can get Scott Foval to comment on who's running these Riots?

AlaricBalth's picture

The data suggests that 47.37% of the protesters didn't bother to vote. So I am sure that many protesters came for the free hot dogs, burgers and beers at the Soros sponsored staging areas during this "spontaneous" protest.

Mister Ponzi's picture

Watching from Europe I wonder who are the real deplorables...

Oracle 911's picture

Its look like Ukraine all over again on the US soil, but instead of cookies from Nuland they get properly paid. Will these idiots start the 2nd civil war in the US? I hope they don't. And it just fizzles out.

Kobe Beef's picture

#MAGAmeansnomercy

#opentheFEMAcamps

FGH's picture

It never ceases to amaze how these retards always trash their own turf.

Kinda like the idiot who swats a fly on his own head with a hammer.

Lordflin's picture

Perhaps it is better if they do and we finally resolve this thing. Too bad there are so many misguided fools who can't grasp the fact the while they may have lost (Trump) they could have really lost (Clinton).

pods's picture

Sorry you little punk ass bitchez.  You took part in a system, knowing full well how that system works.

You cannot go from "get out the vote" to "the vote doesn't count" bullshit.

You are going to have to put on your big boy pants and sit down for a big heaping plate of crow.

I am more worried because this shows the power of social media to sway these mindless drones.  I saw it with the "ice bucket challenge" and the "bottle flipping" crap too.

These people are incapable of thinking for themselves.  Trump should push for no federal loans for college. Then you will see both the price drop, and a refocusing on the actual important things in life.  Like math.

Math is going to be really important because it is about to swallow this country in a debt snowball, regardless of who the chief puppet is.

pods

Sudden Debt's picture

Misguided?

I don't see to many white people in those video's.

All I see are the kind of people who all receive free money and free crap from the system where they never donated anything to.

It's the free stuff army, the rot in the system that I see in those video's.

Just pick them up and deport them. That are not the kind of guests you want or need. Immigrants are welcome everywhere, if they're willing to work hard and earn their keep.

All the rest... Kick them out with a steel tipped boot!

Countrybunkererd's picture

all the questions about Trump accepting the results and... nothing from the DNC to say stop this.

Degenerates.

StychoKiller's picture

Although they could probably easily obtain them, I'm betting these jackwagons wouldn't know which end to point outwards if they had gunz.

froze25's picture

It's the Caucasians, haven't you watched the mainstream media? 

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

Remember when the massive groups of whites got together and looted, rioted and vandalized multiple cities after BHO won in 2008?

I don't either

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

They did. It's called Wall St, and with Obama, they looted the fuck out of every city.

Handful of Dust's picture

Where's the group of socially conscious people protesting against Hillbama's mass salughter of hundreds of  thousands of brown and black people over in the middle east and north africa?

 

Oh, wait a second. Soros won't pay them? or is protesting real war criminals not cool enough?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) AlaricBalth Nov 11, 2016 8:43 AM

There is an addictive element to protest. I know a woman in her 70s has been protesting as a hobby since the 60s.

When there is nothing going on she becomes depressed and angry, she was screaming to me "What about the Mustangs!, THE MUSTANGS!"

Meaning the BLM that is rounding them up in the West.

Then the other BLM began and she protested and she was very alive and effervescent, suddenly looked 20 yrs, younger laughing and smiling.

They were born angry (Mars conjunct South Node) and they need this outlet. Do not take these kooks seriously, they need to be put down with force because it is the only thing they understand.


Richard Chesler's picture

Libtard animals can't kill themselves fast enough.

Poundsand's picture

Unfortunately I live there.  Local news on the street reporter about had an organism on live tv last night as he got an 'on the street' interview with one of the 'leaders'.  All staged for maximum coverage, but one reporter's report went like this, "There are a couple hundred... (stop and realize that a couple hundred isn't the narrative they want) possibly several thousand people out here..."

You have to remember, this is where 'Trey Arrow' sat on a ledge over entrance to the federal building for like a month, illegally I might add to protest the cutting down of a tree he had never seen.  And where our former mayor Bud Clark made the famous poster of him flashing a statue with the caption, "Expose yourself to Art!" was made.  We are run by idiots.

exonomic halfbreed's picture

I wonder what we can do with all those empty FEMA camps?   

GreatUncle's picture

If not waterboard him ... you know it works.

shamus001's picture

Being as Portland is HIGHLY DEM- The truck that was spray painted was likely owned by a democrat, the store with clothing that had its windows smashed and painted belonged to a DEM, the CITY SEAL belongs to the taxpayers of Portland, and they voted for Hillary....

And of course ANARCHY sign, means they're just looking for an excuse to loot and riot no matter what

StackShinyStuff's picture

Real bullets and real grenades would do the trick

NoDebt's picture

I was thinking the same thing, SSS.  "Hey, we tried being nice but...."

 

jcaz's picture

Yeah, trash your own city- the one who actually voted for the hag-  genius, that will teach me a lesson.....

Handful of Dust's picture

I guess there's too many of these rioters for Soweto to invite all of them to the wh for a beer with him, the clock boy and Kepeckian.

Burnbright's picture

Most of those people are probably homeless. Portland is trashed, its a huge squatters city. Make shift cardboard beds line the corners and streets. My wife went a few weeks ago and was shocked enough to take video of it. Didn't feel safe the entire time she was there.

amusedobserver's picture

Trump needs to repeal Obamacare everywhere except Oregon.  That'll teach 'em!

cowdiddly's picture

Yawn. wake me up when they're behind sandbags and digging trenches.

Buses hauling in professional agitators in Austin caught on film yesterday. Clinton Foundation buying 137million in small arms. Oh really? what for?

But if it gets so bad I end up having to stop my work over it, Ill be mad. Then, Im going to be hunting down the ties at the MSM, Gyorgy Schwartz and son, his foundation and others who caused this. Ive got a long list.

I have nothing against a bunch of libtard snowflakes, they are to stupid too even know they are being used.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

I have spoken for many years on the need for the BIBLE's wisdom in dealing with life issues. Of course, many "poo-pooed" the idea and rejected it as nonsense.

The PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL culture is now REAPING what it has SOWN over last couple of decades. 

Bottom line: It will be the BIBLE or the BAYONET.


Choose wisely America for the days in which we live are evil as evidenced by very recent events.


Bad Attitude's picture

Haven't these communists/progressives/special-snowflakes figured out we won and they lost. They need to get over it.

And, they should not forget that we are still armed to the teeth.

Forward (over the cliff)!

onewayticket2's picture

Consider this....

 

IF the President Elect was a convicted felon....even a murderer.....who got out, ran a campaign and won, the Left would be ecstatic and talking about how America is about "redemption" and "anyone can make it to the top" and "the past is the past, the future is the future", etc....but ONLY if it was a democrat....there is NONE of that sentiment for trump....none....the opposite.  

 

 

froze25's picture

It's like when McCain lost to Obama back in 2008, all those Republicans rioting and beating people based on race and using election results as an excuse all over again.........  Then Froze25 woke up from his dream.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

The English language is a beautiful, powerful language.

Do not let it be taken over by tyrants who reduce it to nothing more than a tool for their own empowerment.

These are not and they never were "protesters."

They are "rioters."

These were planned, financed and put into play by design by George Soros and other uber-rich fascist pigs.

They are hired brownshirts and this is no different than another kristallnacht.

George Soros learned well from his NAZI mentors.

Why is that ugly pig-fucker not in jail for inciting so much violence?

Cistercian's picture

The comedy here is that this crap works only in the large cities...and when the rest of us see it on tv we calmly stockpile guns and ammo.It also pissed us off enough to super-majority Trump and overcome the dead vote, the bussed vote, the illegal immigrant vote.

Continuing this idiotic behavior will result in a backlash so severe that anyone even peripherally involved will rue the day they were stupid enough to be used by the freaks running and paying for this shit.

I look forward to the arrest of soros.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

It's like when McCain lost to Obama back in 2008

 

That was sheer hell on earth.

 

OK....I just got triggered!

ex nihilo's picture

And, while we're on the subject of language, let's stop associating Anarchy with the Left. On a long enough timeline (to the Right) Anarchy is the opposite of Tyranny (far Left)... meaning no government; no rules. These "rioters" are creatures of the Left and are, in no way, conceived from the mindset of the complete liberty and individual responsibility in a pure state of anarchy. They (rioters) choose and expect government to provide for them while an anarchist would choose and expect the opposite. Using anarchists to describe them is meant to associate the absolute far right of the political spectrum with violence. Thank your educators and "parrot-drones" for the mindfuck and confusion on this topic.

StychoKiller's picture

Yes, Anarchy != Chaos, chaos is what these "protesters" are really advocating.

Donald J. Trump's picture

Everyone here probably knows a democrat that is a good person.  probably an older person from days when the democrats represented the little guy.  just ask them, is this the democratic party you're you're hangin onto?  is this who you are?  because this is todays democratic party.

bidaskspread's picture

Buy "Make America great again", shirts, hats, jackets, and clothes. Donate them to Portland area shelters, get Project V to ensure they are not tossed. Provide warmth through the winter while sending a message on 1000's of human billboards.

Apply in other cities. 

 

GCT's picture

What is truly sad is the only reason Oregon did not turn Red is because the coastal cities in Oregon out numberred the rest of the state.  Go goggle the map based on party votes.  The majority of Oregon counties  voted red but did not have the population to over come these cities.

General Titus's picture

allot of useless idiot self-hating Caucasian liberal "Snowflakes" moved to Portland from the failed socialist liberal utopias in NJ, NYC, & Connecticut.  They collapse areas, cities, states, and countries and than flee once they destroy them, see the former Rhodesia & SA for a great example. They should deport these mindless useless idiot liberals to the interior of Africa to bring "Diversity" there

exonomic halfbreed's picture

+1000, as an Oregonian small farmer I have to say you are very observant.