On Wednesday there was yet another confrontation between radical leftists trying to block access to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland, OR.
The facility has been targeted since June by members of the militant group Abolish ICE P.D.X. who were rousted by federal police in riot gear two weeks ago but who like rats are very difficult to get rid of once they begin swarming in masses.
There were eight more arrests on Wednesday and considering the persistence or the anarchists, many more are still to come.
Pop up some popcorn and check out the video but be forewarned that the filthy-mouthed fascists have a serious fondness for the F word.
Via The Associated Press “8 protesters arrested at ICE facility in Portland”:
Federal officers arrested eight protesters as tensions flared again at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Rob Sperling, a spokesman for the division responsible for protecting federal buildings, says protesters tossed items at officers Wednesday after ignoring warnings to stop blocking the driveway. He says officers deployed pepper spray to keep demonstrators back and protect the officers who were making arrests.
Sperling says the protesters face a variety of charges, such as failure to comply and obstruction.
— Abolish I.C.E PDX (@OccupyICEPDX) July 11, 2018
Additional details per The Oregonian:
Stuart Tanquist, a protester who recorded the arrests, said a group of 8 to 12 people linked arms once they saw what he described as a bus holding detainees attempting to leave the front gate.
Carissa Cutrell, an ICE spokeswoman, said no detainees were aboard the bus that was assisting ICE with security services.
Within five minutes of the line forming on the sidewalk, DHS officials were spraying the group with pepper balls, tackling people to the ground and making arrests, Tanquist said.
“This is what state oppression looks like,” Tanquist said.
Tony Salas, who was standing near the group of protesters who linked arms, showed a 2-inch-wide welt on his stomach from a pepper ball. He estimated about 70 pepper balls were deployed at short range.
Sperling, the Federal Protective Service spokesman, said officers were hit with an unknown liquid and that a variety of objects were also thrown at them. Boards with nails were thrown on the ground — akin to an “ad-hoc tire spike,” he said.
Sperling said an officer also deployed an electronic control device — casually known as a Taser — on one protester.
The only way that this is going to stop is if the authorities make it clear that there will be serious (and painful) consequences. Hopefully, it won’t be long until pepper balls and Tasers aren’t the only deterrents being utilized.
The eight arrests come after two others were taken into custody for an attack on a federal officer on Monday.