Biden’s Inauguration Followed by Riots in Seattle, Portland (+Video)
- January, 21, 2021 - 10:09
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Rioters gathered in Seattle and Portland to burn flags, break windows, and destroy property just hours after Democrat President Joe Biden was inaugurated as the new president of the United States.
Groups of black-clad Antifa rioters took to the streets in Portland and Seattle, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake as they protested the inauguration of Biden.
In Seattle, demonstrators set multiple American flags on fire as they blocked traffic and defaced property on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, over 100 rioters descended on Portland, wreaking havoc and destroying property just a few hours after Biden’s inauguration ceremony. The so-called “J20 Protest” was advertised as an anti-Biden, anti-police event also aimed at supporting indigenous people’s rights, according to local ABC affiliate KATU.
The group targeted the Democratic Party of Oregon building for special destruction, breaking windows, spray painting graffiti, and overturning dumpsters. Some held signs with slogans including “We are ungovernable,” “A new world from the ashes,” and “We don’t want Biden – we want revenge.”
Portland police told local media they arrested eight people on charges including rioting, reckless burning, possession of a destructive device, and criminal mischief. There were at least two other post-inauguration protests scheduled for Wednesday.