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Antifa Riots Flood Portland and Seattle Streets on Inauguration Day

Antifa Riots Flood Portland and Seattle Streets on Inauguration Day

by Leah AnayaJanuary 21, 2021

Portland and Seattle – Inauguration came and went with no reported problems at the DC Capitol. The rioting hotspots of Portland and Seattle, however, did not.

Antifa had planned protests in both cities. Much like the protests of the past eight months, they each turned violent.

In Portland, the rioters started at 2pm and attacked the Democratic Party Headquarters, busting out the windows and adorning the building with graffiti. Phrases such as “Fuck Biden,” “We don’t want Biden, we want revenge,” and “We are ungovernable” were written on the building and on banners in the crowd.

Police said they were called to a disturbance in northeast Portland. When they arrived, they said they saw a mob of people overturning an occupied vehicle. They attempted to go help but were met with rioters who stopped them from getting to the vehicle. They had to call more units to the scene to be able to assist.

The rioters also caused a disturbance at the ICE building. As they marched there, they shouted, “Fuck Joe Biden!”

Eight were arrested during that event.

In Seattle, building damage was done at the William Kenzo Nakamura Courthouse at 6th Ave and Spring Street, in addition to all over historic and high tourist attraction Pike Place Market.
American flags burned in the streets as people cheered on the act.
Rioters also shined lights into people’s homes as they passed yelling, “Out of your home, into the streets!”
Three were arrested there.
Meanwhile, many on social media claimed that they lived in either Portland or Seattle and they hadn’t seen any rioting. The many videos, however, by both independent journalists and mainstream media, say otherwise.
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Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya is a medically retired police officer. She served for three years at the Oakland Police Department, and just under five at a department in Washington State. Before that, she was an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She is now a stay at home mom living with her husband, who is still serving as a police officer, and their three children. She also grew up as the daughter of a police officer in California. Leah is now a writer and Deputy Editor at Law Enforcement News Network as well as the Business Manager for Washington State FOP. She's a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue and Serve and Protect. You can find her on social media @leahmsanaya or at
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