Portland’s ‘Day Of Rage’ Reveals City’s Lack Of Control Over ‘Anti-Fascist’ Rioters

Portland’s ‘Day Of Rage’ Reveals City’s Lack Of Control Over ‘Anti-Fascist’ Rioters


Portland’s “Day of Rage” protests, which rampaged through the city, targeting statues of “controversial” historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, began with a group looking to “decolonize society” and “abolish colonial systems” that promote racism, according to Oregon Live.

But despite the group’s clear call to action on social media, law enforcement — and Portland mayor Ted Wheeler — say those who perpetrated Sunday night’s violence and destruction may be hard to identify and arrest, even those who broke into the Oregon Historical Museum and stole a priceless artifact (the artifact, at least, has since been recovered, though it sustained considerable damage).

Part of the problem is that more than 100 days on from the start of the Portland unrest, law enforcement, and city government still do not have a handle on who is organizing the demonstrations that often turn into violent and destructive riots.

“After months of demonstrations punctuated by violent clashes or vandalism, many of

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