WATCH: Portland starts off 2021 with a riot

New year, same s*it in Portland.From Andy Ngô:Antifa rioted in downtown Portland for New Years in a planned & pre-announced night of violence. They smashed up small businesses, started fires & even pushed outnumbered law enforcement back. #PortlandRiots— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 1, 2021Remember when the media told us the violence was President Trump’s…Continue Reading

Portland mayor declares victory over ‘I am Antifa’ challenger…

PORTLAND, Ore. — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, declared victory Wednesday after a bruising campaign that sandwiched him between a tough challenger to his political left and anger from moderate voters and business owners frustrated with five months of near-nightly protests that made the city a frequent lightning rod for President Donald Trump. Mayor Ted…Continue Reading

Portland shooting suspect Michael Forest Reinoehl killed by officers

killing a right-wing activist during a pro-Trump rally in Portland last weekend, was shot dead as federal law enforcement attempted to take him into custody overnight, The Oregonian reports.The state of play: A U.S. Marshals Service spokesperson said that Reinoehl produced a gun during the encounter, leading federal agents to fire back. Reinoehl had described…Continue Reading

national media covered “the Portland protests,” it was usually referring to a recurring nightly event that happened over six downtown city blocks. The earlier protests focused on the Justice Center, a high-rise that houses county courts and a county jail; the focus shifted later on to the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse next door. The…Continue Reading

Portland PD Runs Antifa Right Off The Streets of Portland –

Black Lives Matter protesters march through Portland, Ore. after rallying at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Following an agreement between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration to reduce federal officers in the city, nightly protests remained largely peaceful without major confrontations between demonstrators and officers. (AP…Continue Reading

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Federal troops were filmed pepper spraying an elderly Vietnam War veteran who was attending a protest in Portland over the weekend. The veteran, Mike Hastie, was standing several feet from a line of federal troops and…Continue Reading

Portland mayor demands Trump remove federal agents from city

Militarized federal agents deployed by Donald Trump to Portland, Oregon, fired tear gas at protesters again late on Friday night, even as the city’s mayor demanded the agents be removed and the state’s attorney general vowed to seek a restraining order against them. Federal agents, some wearing camouflage and some wearing dark Department of Homeland…Continue Reading