Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Portland: After the march began, police say, agitators began throwing rocks at police officers, who responded by donning protective helmets. Things went downhill from there.

...Police arrested 25 people after they said anarchists started fires, destroyed property and threw homemade explosives at law enforcement officers. Rioters reportedly tossed fireworks, rocks and Molotov cocktails at police officers....

...Portland, a known leftist hotbed, has struggled to contain explosive anti-Trump protests. The mayor admitted in February that the “culture of protest” will be the norm in Portland for the “foreseeable future.”

Organizers of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, which was supposed to take place this past weekend in Portland, were forced to cancel the event after activists threatened violence against a Republican group taking part in the parade.