Portland protesters were met with force when they reportedly started hurling rocks at ICE agents.
According to Oregon Live, eight protesters were arrested Wednesday morning as they blocked a van from leaving a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Southwest Portland.
A video shows a band of protesters linked at the arms, blocking the van from exiting the facility. It also shows several of them being detained by federal officers, who deployed pepper balls at close range, as well as pepper spray.
One detained protester ran away, but the video appears to show authorities leading that protester back to the scene. Robert Sperling, a Federal Protective Service spokesman, said officers went after that protester but didn’t know whether he or she was among the eight arrested.
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This isn’t the only liberal violent outbreak Oregon has seen this year…
Back In April The Washington Examiner reported that in both Portland and Seattle cities authorities had braced for demonstrations to turn disruptive, with some businesses boarding up windows and erecting barricades.
Friends Marian Drake and Martin Anderson attended the Portland rally earlier in the day and watched from a nearby park bench as they held balloons supporting the International Workers Union.
“Things are so screwed up in this country. You’ve got a city right here that’s full of homeless people and you’ve got a president …whose budget is going to cut 40 percent to the EPA and end Meals on Wheels. We don’t like those kinds of things,” Anderson said.
Across the street, friends Josh Elms and Ryan Falck sported red scarves and carried small Soviet flags as they prepared to march in support of workers’ rights.
Elms, a teacher’s aide who teaches kindergarteners how to read, said it was his first political rally and march and Trump’s election drove him to participate.