Rioters In Portland Topple Statues Of Abraham Lincoln & Teddy Roosevelt, Trump Goes OFF – WATCH

I spent two weeks in Portland filming the riots so nothing surprises me anymore. Every night, police & government buildings were vandalized & lit on fire and law enforcement officials were attacked with impunity. This will become commonplace nationwide if Biden is elected president.

“Portland police declared a riot after protesters turned violent and broke windows and toppled statues of former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt,” the Daily Wire reported.

“Police declared a riot shortly before 1 a.m. early on Monday morning after rioters began vandalizing and destroying property in downtown Portland. The destruction and chaos came out of an event that organizers had dubbed “Indigenous People’s Day Of Rage,” according to fliers that were handed out at the gathering.

“Indigenous People’s Day Of Rage” was scheduled on the night before Columbus Day, a federal holiday meant to honor the famed explorer Christopher Columbus. In recent years, activists have questioned Columbus’s place in history over his treatment of Native Americans.

Organizers signaled their intent to turn the protest violent by warning away photographers, reporters, and others who usually attend such protests with taking part, according to The Oregonian. Videos surfaced later on Twitter of destruction caused after rioters tore down two statues and shattered the windows of the Oregon Historical Society Museum.

Statues of Lincoln and Roosevelt can be seen broken, laying on the ground, and covered in graffiti.

Broken windows & a toppled statue.

Police sent out a warning on Twitter just before midnight that rioters vandalizing property may be arrested.

“A mass gathering has formed at Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Madison Street, where some are trying to pull down a statue with a chain. To those taking part: anyone involved in criminal behavior, including vandalism, is subject to arrest or citation,” the Portland Police Department said.

About an hour later, the department sent out a pair of follow-up tweets announcing that the demonstration had been declared a riot.

“We have gotten reports of windows being broken in numerous buildings. The gathering has been declared a riot,” police said. “To those marching downtown: this has been declared a RIOT. All persons must immediately disperse to the NORTH. Failure to adhere to this order may subject you to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons.”

Portland’s Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is running behind his even more liberal opponent in a tough reelection fight, has overseen a city in tumult for months over nightly protests and riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death in May. At one point, federal forces were deployed to the city to protect federal property from the violent unrest.

Violence in the city reached the front steps of the building where Wheeler owns a two-bedroom condo, forcing him to move last month in an effort to protect himself and his neighbors from rioters who had shot fireworks at the building attempting to set it on fire.

“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” Wheeler told his neighbors in an email. “It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.”

President Trump responded to the violence in a series of tweets:

“The Radical Left fools in Portland don’t want any help from real Law Enforcement which we will provide instantaneously. Vote!”

“Put these animals in jail, now. The Radical Left only knows how to take advantage of very dumb “leadership” fools. This is Biden! Law & Order!”

“These are Biden fools. ANTIFA RADICALS. Get them FBI, and get them now!”

“The FBI and Law Enforcement must focus their energy on ANTIFA and the Radical Left, those who have spent the summer trying to burn down poorly run Democrat Cities throughout the USA!”

Here is one of the videos I shot in Portland while covering the riots.

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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls and counter-terrorism efforts of other countries. He runs the Rainforth Report on Substack. In 2022 Jeff embarked on a border crisis tour, documenting cartel trafficking of drugs and humans. The year before he was contracted to film on the border with Ben Bergquam of America's Voice News and also for Women Fighting for America. Jeff was the videographer for the March for Trump bus tour which crossed the country twice and ended on January 6th, 2021 in DC at the Capitol. He filmed the events that took place at the Capitol Building. Jeff was the videographer and news editor for We Build the Wall, the organization founded by triple-amputee vet hero Brian Kolfage. He was the sole photographer allowed to be on site to document the construction of the first ever privately built border wall. Jeff has worked on Kolfage's projects since 2015. Steve Bannon sent Jeff to embed with the Hong Kong protesters, covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. Bannon also sent Jeff to film for a documentary on border walls in mainland China as COVID was about to emerge from the country. Bannon and Kolfage then sent Jeff to film walls and counter-terrorism efforts in Thailand, Malaysia, Israel by the Gaza Strip, Hungary & Serbia, France, Spain, and north Africa. As of 2022 Jeff is an editor at Populist Press and other news sites. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30-person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."

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