You just knew that they were going to be back, didn’t you?
Like cockroaches and other invasive pests, the miscreants of the Resistance are impossible to get rid of and that is the case in the Rose City where another skirmish broke out between members of a hate mob and federal law enforcement officers.
There was much anger after the feds moved in to dismantle an encampment set up by the group #OccupyICEPDX that blockaded the Portland ICE office two weeks ago but the leftist thugs scurried away without putting up much of a fight as the cops moved in clad in riot gear.
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) June 28, 2018
But on Monday they returned and once again attempted to disrupt operations and tempers quickly flared with anarchists physically attacking and spitting on officers who had no recourse but to maintain order by making two arrests and firing pepper balls into the mob.
— FOX 12 Oregon KPTV (@fox12oregon) July 10, 2018
Two protesters were arrested after allegedly assaulting a Federal Protective Service officer outside an ICE office in southwest Portland.
An FPS spokesman said officers responded to the building on Southwest Macadam Avenue on Monday after reports that protesters were tearing down police tape separating the protesters from federally protected property.
The spokesman said officers were confronted by a large group of protesters after one crossed onto federal property. The situation was described as heated and an FPS spokesman said an officer was assaulted.
Two suspects were arrested, but their names have not been released.
Pepper spray was used by the FPS officers during the incident.
The “Occupy ICE PDX” group released a statement Monday saying federal agents were attempting to “raid” the camp.
The protesters said they will remain at the site until their demands are met, including the Portland City Council revoking ICE’s permit for the Macadam building and the city of Portland ending all connections with the Department of Homeland Security.
Additional details per Willamette Week:
Federal agents fired pepper balls and deployed pepper spray to drive back a crowd after two protesters allegedly spit at and hit an officer.
The confrontation is the first skirmish between protesters and federal police since officers cleared the entrance to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building on June 28.
The increased tension began Monday morning after a protester repeatedly tore down police tape and stepped across the border of federal property, says Federal Protective Services spokesman Robert Sperling. Federal officers arrested that person.
But another protester resumed tearing down the police tape later in the afternoon, Sperling says. When officers moved to detain the man, he fled to the protest camp. Officers followed.
Protesters and federal police clashed when federal agents attempted to enter the protest camp, which has surrounded the federal building since June 17. Sperling says protesters surrounded the officers and some people spat or hit the agents.
Two people were arrested for assaulting an officer, says Robert Sperling. One of the people arrested was the individual who allegedly fled after tearing down the police tape.
Protesters at the Occupy ICE camp sounded the alarm on social media that officers had fired pepper balls around 1:15 p.m. On Twitter, organizers said that “DHS recently randomly fired pepper balls and arrested peaceful occupiers.”
— Abolish I.C.E PDX (@OccupyICEPDX) July 9, 2018
Pepper spraying’s too good for these varmints.
The Portland anti-ICE group is also promoting what is being called a National Day Of Action Against ICE:
Get organized, get united, get ready for the National #DayofactionagainstICE! July 17th.@occupyice @occupyicela @Occupy_NWDC @occupyicenyc @occupyicelou @macc_nyc @IGD_News #occupyICEPHL #OccupyICEPDX #occupyice #occupyICEeverywhere pic.twitter.com/BG8HlDokLE
— Abolish I.C.E PDX (@OccupyICEPDX) July 7, 2018
Break out the water cannons, time to wash the scum off the streets and into the sewers where it belongs.