Rioters staged as Antifa in Portland has set ablaze an apple store in Oregon.
From a video shared on Twitter, the rioters were captured smashing windows and setting a store believed to be owned by Apple on fire.
Reports say, a similar group of protesters assembled on Friday afternoon in Lents Park, where police had shot a man dead hours earlier. The man, who local media identified as “white” to ward off any potential “social unrest,” was carrying a replica firearm when he was killed.
“Social unrest” soon broke out anyway. Black-clad ‘Antifa’ protesters smashed the windows of banks, restaurants and a church, and spray-painted “no more history” on the shattered windows of the Oregon Historical Society.
— Jenny Young (@jennytyoung) April 17, 2021
An Apple store was torched and burned for ten minutes before firefighters could get the blaze under control. No injuries were reported by police.
Antifa set the Apple store in Portland on fire pic.twitter.com/h3hqxJW1gq
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 17, 2021
Situations like this have been commonplace in the city, Last summer saw 100 straight nights of violence following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with rioters in Portland focusing their anger on the city’s courthouse and other official buildings, although small businesses also suffered immensely.