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Several demonstrators and at least two security guards were reportedly injured as tensions flared at the City Hall in Portland, Oregon, this week.

According to The Oregonian, protests against police brutality turned violent after authorities fired nonlethal rounds on those gathered near the municipal building for a prior demonstration.

Multiple protesters with masks or bandanas covering their faces emerged from an increasingly hostile group of demonstrators, as revealed in a video of the altercation.

One individual was seen apparently beating a security officer in the head with a megaphone before running off. That victim was later observed tending to a bruised face with a bag of ice.

The chief of security for Portland’s City Hall told The Oregonian she was hit in the arm by a demonstrator during the melee.

Portland Police Sgt. Chris Burley said the department arrested two individuals trespassing charges. One was identified as 67-year-old Diane Keeauver and the other was described as a man wearing a bandana who was forcibly removed from the building after lying down outside the mayor’s office.

(Warning: The video below contains graphic language.)

All things considered, authorities say officers handled the threat effectively, preventing further violence between anti-police protesters and law enforcement supporters.

According to The Oregonian, the original protest at City Hall was a spillover from the events surrounding a clash Saturday between militant liberal groups and conservative activists hosting a Patriot Prayer rally.

Demonstrators at the earlier gathering told the newspaper that Portland police used undue force in dispersing those taking part in the anti-Patriot Prayer protest.

One 52-year-old protester said she suffered third-degree burns from an officer’s flash-bang grenade.

“I should be home recovering from the pain and trauma I’m suffering,” Michelle Fawcett told The Oregonian. “But I’m also suffering from complete outrage and powerlessness.”

As the U.K. Guardian reported Monday, Fawcett received serious injuries to multiple parts of her body at the weekend clash.

“I heard the most earth-shattering explosion,” she told the liberal British newspaper. “I felt struck in the chest, then the arm, and then a really intense and searing pain.”

A 28-year-old man said he was left wondering why he was “shot in the head by the cops” after he said a nonlethal projectile left him with a bloodied forehead.

Following several injuries, including the hospitalization of Fawcett and at least two other demonstrators, Portland police announced the department would temporarily halt the use of aerial distraction devices like the one that caused Fawcett’s injuries.

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20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Tom

    August 10, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Time for the fire trucks to roll out and start washing the trash down the storm sewer. These protesters probably haven’t has a bath or a shower all year.

    • Carolyn Hodges

      August 10, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Have been wondering when they would get around to using water to break up the nutcases.

  2. Robert

    August 10, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I hope they burn that shithole city Portland to the ground,just a bunch of fucking crazy people!

  3. Guy

    August 10, 2018 at 7:47 am

    You wear a mask while committing a crime, your fair game.

  4. John R. Pyles 111

    August 10, 2018 at 11:09 am

    these terrorists need to be shot dead not jailed

  5. Brenda

    August 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    These are not Demonstrators nor are they Protestors. These people are criminals who show up to create violence against people who don’t agree with them. Shouting at people and physically harming others is NOT a Protest. It IS a Demonstration of their intolerance of others and their IGNORANCE of what they even claim to be protesting about!!! They are puppets who think they are entitled to their opinion and their opinion ONLY. This hatred is uncalled for. If you have an issue to be discussed then take it up the proper way. If you show up to a ‘Protest’ with faces covered you deserve to be locked up. If you physically touch anyone during a protest you should be locked up for a LONG TIME!

  6. Wolfy

    August 10, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    These idiots protest with violence and expect the police to just stand by. You do the crime you do the time. You get shot with a flash bang, you shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Time to put all these assholes in jail for their crimes. Isn’t this Fascism by definition: 1. forcible suppression of opposition. 2. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence, war and imperialism as means that can achieve national rejuvenation. 3. Robert Paxton says that fascism is “a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion”. This is exactly what I see here and what Antifa are doing across the nation. You are either with us or you are our enemy is what Antifa stand for. Whether we are right or wrong you must be with us or you are a traitor and we will hurt you. They should change the name from Antifa to Fascista because that is what they are.

  7. Louis Galmarini

    August 10, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    If these protesters actions don’t receive a jail sentence, or some negative consequence equal to, then we are going to see more of the same. Give these bastards EXACTLY what they want – a fight. A knock-down, drag-out FIGHT TO THE FINISH. Beat their asses into a bloody pulp, and then lets see how ‘gung-ho’ they are for their next protest. Of course this will never be done. People are pussy’s now. Conservatives need to take care of business and start fighting back. Until that’s done, we’re going to see more of the same…

  8. John Gault

    August 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Arm up People! Social Communism Must NOT BE ALLOWED! Time to Take the Fight to Them! And if needed, use Maxam force!

  9. Stephen Russell

    August 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Cut loose with tear gas or Mace in thier faces, maximum pepper spray,more flash bangs.
    Confuse em & hurt em.
    Toss in some club strikes.

  10. Chuck

    August 10, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Bring back the chain gangs – 30 days of highway beautification, sleeping on an old stinky Army cot, shit food, a shower once a week, and no entertainment should make most of them re-think how cool it is to have “civil disobedience” listed on their resume.

  11. Sandy

    August 10, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Any local government that allows this kind of behavior should be shut down! This attack with that bullhorn could have caused massive head trauma and even death. When this kind of activity happens lethal force should be used. Why are thugs like this allowed to cover their faces and physically attack people? Because Antifa are the darlings of the liberal left and true American patriots are the “bad guys”.

  12. Maximillion Acosta III

    August 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    “I should be home recovering from the pain and trauma I’m suffering,” Michelle Fawcett told The Oregonian. “But I’m also suffering from complete outrage and powerlessness.”

    No you should be in jail. You and the rest of the bandana wearing dick heads that you are. Did you get your check from George Soros yet?

    • Ed

      August 10, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      Yep, she should be home from all that “pain and trauma.” But she’s not and the real pain is, “suffering from complete outrage and powerlessness.” At least she admits it! But, what she’s describing is what’s been categorically known as “BUTT HURT.”

      Yet another “protester” doesn’t know why he caught a few rubber bullets. I believe him. He has absolutely NO IDEA why he’s out there. Total airhead.

  13. MAGA

    August 10, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Look at the coward hit that MAN and then run like the coward he is. What a puss-.

  14. Norman Scott

    August 10, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Don’t these people have a job to go to? How do the pay for food, rent, or make car payments? If they are on government assistance it means they are able bodied, thus they should find a job. And if Soros is funding them, they need to check their year end return to see if their income was declared.

  15. William

    August 10, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Fire tank truck filled with water and ammonia sprayed on this trash should do the trick, and if someone pulls a gun, mow their asses down!!

  16. Mike

    August 10, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    It’s time to start shooting the bastards. That’s what you do with vicious criminals in the commission of a crime. Kill them all and the U.S. will be a better place for it.

  17. Mike Steeler

    August 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    So we protest police use of force with screaming, cursing, flipping the bird, hitting a guard with the megaphone in the face, throwing objects, blocking the door of a public building….I don’t get it. Do you really think that violence is the way to protest? What ever happened to all those peace loving hippies in Oregon. Is this what legalized pot gets us? Finally, if you need to put a mask over your face to attend a rally, you are asking for trouble. Begging actually. Other than maybe Batman or the Lone Ranger, the bad guy is the one wearing the mask. Just sayin…

  18. richard smith

    August 15, 2018 at 2:56 am

    It’s getting to the point that an example has to be made when it comes to aggressive protesters.

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