Portland Police arrested two including Darrell Kimberlin after about 150 ANTIFA rioters marched through Pearl District smashing windows, spray-painting graffiti on business storefronts including and trashing a Starbucks and Chipotle.
The demonstrators gathered at The Fields Park at around 9pm on Saturday and began marching through the area to protest the Biden administration’s immigration policies and to denounce ICE.
Images posted on social media show vandalized windows of several shops and restaurants, including Starbucks, Chipotle, Umpqua Bank, and Urban Pantry.
— Angela Ramirez (@coangelaramirez) February 28, 2021
Video posted to social media by Andy Ngo showed several downtown businesses boarding up their storefronts late on Saturday night in response to the demonstrations.
Overnight, #antifa destroyed numerous businesses in Portland's Pearl District as part of a pre-planned riot. People were inside this Chipotle at 1201 NW Lovejoy when antifa attacked the building. Watch this video with sound on. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/2LfMAaSrjy
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) February 28, 2021
Some of the protesters were heard telling local police to ‘go home’ while residents nearby responded by yelling ‘go home’ at the protesters from their balconies.
At around 10pm, the Portland Police Bureau said that the protests became ‘destructive’ and that the crowds were being told to ‘immediately stop participating in criminal activity.’
Police told the demonstrators that failure to obey would result in either detention, citation, arrest, or use of crowd control agents.
Portland Police Arrest ANTIFA Rioters Darrell Kimberlin, 31, and a 17-year-old boy
The 17-year-old boy was arrested by Portland Police for interfering with a peace officer and third-degree escape. He was released to his parents. A hearing has yet to be scheduled.
Darrell Kimberlin was charged with first-degree criminal mischief.
This is the third time in the last five months that Kimberlin has been arrested after taking part in an ANTIFA protest. He was also booked by police on September 28 and January 20.
Darrell A. Kimberlin, 31, of Portland, was charged with reckless burning & criminal mischief at the #antifa #J20 riot. He was immediately released without bail & his charges were dropped. He was previously arrested at a violent protest last September. https://t.co/2hpghjFwmr pic.twitter.com/irMyWl1sTn
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 23, 2021
This isn’t the first time ANTIFA Rioters trashed a Starbucks.
As TuskerDaily reported last October, a group of Black Lives Matter, Antifa ‘peaceful Protesters’ attacked a Starbucks in Seattle, shattering the coffee shop’s windows and then setting off fireworks inside the building.
Police arrived at the scene and ordered the rioters to disperse the Black-clad rioters…Dammit, I meant Peaceful Protesters who threw rocks and other projectiles at the business, while others used implements to destroy the windowed storefront.
Video footage shows rioters lighting firecrackers and tossing them into the building. Several loud explosions can be heard as members of the mob cheer.