Portland Rioters Using Knives, Rifles, And Explosives
Contraband such as gasoline, hockey sticks, defense shields, leaf blowers, paint sprayers, cans of paint, and a jar prepped for a Molotov cocktail have been confiscated by federal law enforcement from violent agitators outside the federal courthouse in Portland #portlandprotest pic.twitter.com/seXs2uIPDZ— U.S. Attorney Oregon (@USAO_OR) July 27, 2020
The rioters in Portland that the Democrats have insisted on are peaceful and orderly are now reportedly using knives, rifles, explosives, and other weapons. That was according to Attorney General William Barr, who faced the House Judiciary Committee Members Tuesday regarding the unrest that is happening in Portland, Oregon. He also said that the rioters are also using crude weapons which are just as deadly and harmful.
“Every night for the past two months a mob of hundreds of rioters have laid siege to the federal courthouse and other nearby federal property. The rioters have come equipped for fighting. Armed with powerful slingshots, tasers, sledgehammers, saws, knives, rifles, and explosives devices,” Barr said during his testimony. He added that there is only a small number of federal officers who are stationed inside the federal courthouse in Portland, and the rioting that happens every night for the past several weeks is not a protest but an assault on the government.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon also shared on Twitter some of the materials that have been confiscated from the so-called peaceful protesters. “Contraband such as gasoline, hockey sticks, defense shields, leaf blowers, paint sprayers, cans of paint, and a jar prepped for a Molotov cocktail have been confiscated by federal law enforcement from violent agitators outside the federal courthouse in Portland #portlandprotest,” the tweet also showed photos of some of the contrabands that have been confiscated.
The so-called protests started with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and spread across the different cities in the United States. Soon, the outrage over Floyd’s death has been overshadowed by the other agendas being pushed by Black Lives Matter and Antifa. The focus of the protests was now to defund police departments in the cities and the peaceful protests soon turned into riotings and lootings.
Unfortunately, the local officials, who are mostly Democrats, have been unwilling to take action against the rioting. They have given the thugs the freedom to do whatever they want. Now that the federal government is stepping in, the Democrats are doing everything they can to block the actions President Trump has been taking to stop lawless violence. The Democrats are politicizing the riots just so they can score points against the President. They are willing to let ordinary Americans pay the price for their actions, which proves that they don’t really care about the ordinary residents of the cities who are suffering.