Leftist protesters wreaked havoc on the streets of Portland Wednesday evening, smashing windows at the state’s Democratic Party headquarters while chanting anti-cop slogans, according to police and a local report.
Eight protesters were arrested on a range of charges as hundreds of black-clad demonstrators marched in the northeast section of the city, the police department said.
Some of the arrests were related to vandalism at Oregon’s Democratic Party headquarters, where protesters shattered windows and defaced the building, the police said.
One protester was charged with “reckless burning,” Portland cops said.
The protesters, who were marching against police killings and “fascist massacres,” also threw debris at cops and swarmed officers, a local Fox affiliate reported.
The protests hit the city on the same day Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president in Washington, D.C.
One banner carried by the demonstrators was emblazoned with an anti-Biden message calling for “revenge” for “police murders.”