Portland has been the scene of nightly violent riots for weeks. Black Lives Matter “protesters” have pelted officers with bottles, rocks, and bricks. The “protests” have included Black Lives Matter activists and members of the militant Antifa group.
Their latest target is the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, which they have vandalized and attempted to set on fire. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is also the local police commissioner, has done very little to stop them. In fact, on Wednesday night, he joined the rioters in solidarity — and was assaulted by members of the crowd as he left the area.