Portland Police Officers Wounded In ‘Mortar Attack,’ 16 Arrested During Violent Antifa Riot

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PORTLAND, OREGON - JULY 26: People gather in protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland as the city experiences another night of unrest on July 26, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. For over 56 straight nights, protesters in downtown Portland have faced off in often violent clashes with the Portland Police Bureau and, more recently, federal officers. The demonstrations began to honor the life of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by law enforcement and have intensified as the Trump administration called in the federal officers.
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The Portland Police Department arrested numerous rioters on Sunday night as the city continues to grapple with Antifa violence.

In a statement, the department said that “commercial grade fireworks were thrown at officers trying to clear an unlawful assembly, including a mortar that injured two officers, and a riot was declared.”

A couple hundred far-left rioters marched toward the Portland Police Association (PPA) Offices late at night and quickly began “barricading streets with dumpsters and fencing.”

“A fire was lit on the sidewalk outside the PPA office,” the department added. “Fire and an ambulance was enroute to a medical call and had to reroute to get around the street blockage.”

As police tried to disperse the rioters, some individuals engaged in “blocking traffic with dumpsters, pieces of fencing, and other items. Some small fires were lit in the roadway.”

“The injured officers were treated at the scene by paramedics,” the department added. “One officer was burned on her neck and her facemask partially melted. A Sergeant standing about 10 feet away was injured in the leg by a piece of a firework impacting his leg.”

One interesting moment from the night’s chaos came when a female was arrested by law enforcement officials.

“Male PPB officers detaining a female protestor and patting her down w/ no female officers present,” a local reporter tweeted along with a video of the incident. “I asked if they had a female officer to do patdown, one responded by ‘nope’ the other said, ‘how do you know I don’t identify as a female?’ Other officers laugh.”

The Portland Police Department released the names of the following individuals that it charged during the riot:

  1. Norland, Zoe, 22, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  2. Lorenze, Maxwell, 22, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  3. Levelle, Rachel “Ramon”, 23, unknown residence, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  4. Pribbenow, Samantha, 22, of Tigard, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  5. Doe, Jane, unknown age, unknown residence, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  6. Van De Walker, Moira, 25, of Portland, Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  7. Hester, Demetria, 46, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  8. Torres, Michele, 33, of Portland, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  9. Hamilton, Lavonna, 43, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  10. Ogunfiditimi, Folasade, 27, of Hillsboro, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  11. Ankney, Olivia, 33, of Beaverton, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  12. Riehl, Nicholas, 28, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  13. Alger, William, 21, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  14. Weber, Samuel, 24, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  15. Crissman, Tyler, 24, of Portland, Interfering with a Peace Officer
  16. Britton, Jason, 30, of Gresham, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Related: Far-Left Extremists Burn Police Building In Portland, Violently Attack Police Officers

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