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Portland cops run away from emboldened leftist mob physically attacking them over home foreclosure

Portland cops run away from emboldened leftist mob physically attacking them over home foreclosure

 Portland police officers apparently were no match for a violent leftist mob Tuesday, the members of which didn't like that cops were enforcing a home foreclosure.


Members of the mob kicked and threw rocks at retreating police vehicles and ran up on cops and appeared to try to steal their equipment while taunting and threatening them as they literally chased officers down a street.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @AlanMilanTracy

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @AlanMilanTracy

"We ain't f***in' around!" one militant was heard yelling at cops while another leftist declared, "I'll knock you the f*** out, bitch!"

Here's the clip. Content warning: Language:

How did this all unfold?

Early in the morning, police were trying to protect the perimeter of the foreclosed home so new owners could erect a fence, but the Oregonian said the size of the opposing crowd swelled — and officers were "struck by projectiles such as rocks and paint-filled balloons."

Cops made seven arrests, the paper said, and officers found one person with a gun as well as other guns on the property. But when police departed, the mob simply pulled down the fence and re-entered the property, the Oregonian said.

Police returned — and then more serious problems developed, the paper said:

The crowd swelled to about 200 people, and violent clashes ensued. Law enforcement ultimately retreated as police vehicles were damaged, including at least one window smashed. Protesters threw rocks at officers and one sprayed a fire extinguisher at them, prompting an officer to deploy an impact munition.

One police vehicle hit a parked car while trying to leave.

Content warning: Language:

The Oregonian said the melee subsided after police left about 10:30 a.m., and demonstrators took the down the fencing around the property, known as the "Red House on Mississippi," and piled up rocks and bricks, presumably for future throwing purposes.

Another 'autonomous zone'

Turns out another "autonomous zone" was created in the area in order to subvert the foreclosure:

What did police have to say?

"I certainly am respectful of the issue that people are there to address, but blocking streets and chasing police officers out of the neighborhood is still not OK and really contrary to our values as Portlanders," Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis told the paper Tuesday evening.

Davis added that police "have to be thoughtful about" the situation and go about it "in the right way" and "consider all the angles and do our best to resolve the situation as safely as possible," the Oregonian reported.

As it turns out, squads of Rapid Response Team officers assigned to the location departed — partly to avoid overtime spending — once contractors completed their work around the property, the paper said, adding that a much smaller group of officers who relieved them were "overrun by the large crowd after which police made a swift retreat."

Here's more video of police heading for the hills. Content warning: Language:

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