DEAR CNN: Antifa Set Fire To A Federal Courthouse While People Were Inside — Is This ‘Mostly Peaceful’ Or An ‘Insurrection’?

Written by K. Walker on March 12, 2021

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Once the barricades in front of the Federal Courthouse in Portland came down, Antifa was back trying to destroy it.

Antifa activists set multiple fires, spray-painted graffiti, were attempting to smash the doors of the Mark Hatfield Federal Courthouse, and tried to break into a nearby bank.

Antifa activists attempted to burn down the Mark Hatfield federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon Thursday night. The building was the site of over 120 consecutive nights of rioting by BLM and Antifa last summer.

Earlier in the day Antifa and other left-wing activists attempted to break into a Chase bank. A lone security guard managed to hold off the mob with his pistol. According to KOIN 6, “Many people held signs, including a large one that read: ‘Protect the land, end America.'”

Activists reportedly got nostalgic for the nightly sieges when  passing by the courthouse earlier in the day. After tagging the Chase and a nearby Apple store with graffiti, the protest made its way to Wells Fargo for an encore performance.

A group of 50-60 activists returned to the Hatfield courthouse and engaged in a standoff with federal officers, but members of the mob began vandalizing the area. According to KOIN 6, “Some people set a small fire near the entrance & others are spray painting the building with graffiti.”

Source: The Post Millennial

Andy Ngo tweeted out several videos of what was happening in Portland.

The good news is that one of the miscreants was arrested for trying to break the windows of the courthouse. The bad news is that the guy had been arrested earlier and was released to cause mayhem when the sun went down.

So… is this a riot, a “mostly peaceful” protest, or is it an attempt at “insurrection”?

The definitions seem to keep changing depending on who the perpetrators are.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll