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Report: Portland Rioters Attack Older Adults in Disturbing Escalation

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Two older adults were attacked with paint as leftist activists targeted a police precinct Thursday night in another night of violence in Portland, Oregon, authorities told a Portland TV station.

KGW-TV reported that more than 200 demonstrators converged on the police department’s East Precinct, where many threw objects such as glass bottles, rocks, fireworks and paint at police officers.

Some also set fires, and 11 arrests were made, KGW reported.

Journalist Andy Ngo, who reports on the city’s nightly protests and riots, reported an older woman was assaulted by Antifa members with white paint as she attempted to defend the police department.

“An older woman tried to stop #antifa rioters from continuing their attack on the Portland Police east precinct tonight,” Ngo tweeted. “She stood in the front and they dumped some white liquid all over her & curse her out.”

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The video shows the elderly woman’s face partially covered in white paint as a man screams in her face.

A crowd around the incident did nothing to intervene on the woman’s behalf.

The Portland Police Bureau commented on the reported assault on Twitter.

“This unknown woman using a walker was confronted by the group currently outside East Precinct and paint was strewn all over her,” the department wrote, sharing a picture of the woman.

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In a separate post, police said, “There was a separate unknown woman using a walker outside of East Precinct who attempted to extinguish a fire set by the group.

“The woman depicted in this photo was not using a walker,” police wrote in a possible contradiction of themselves.

Zane Sparling, a reporter with The Portland Tribune, shared video of another woman who attempted to stop rioters outside of the police precinct.

“Woman with BLM sign on walker is trying to stop Portland protester hitting wooden barricades on east precinct,” he wrote.

Police had warned before the riot that they would be making arrests, citing a belief that activists were gathering near the department to vandalize it.

A reporter named Garrison Davis shared a video of a trash can set on fire.

Another video shows what appeared to be the woman with the walker dousing the flames with a fire extinguisher as a man dressed in black attempted to stop her.


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Johnathan "Kipp" Jones has worked as a reporter, an editor and a producer in radio, television and digital media. He is a proud husband and father.
Johnathan "Kipp" Jones has worked as an editor and producer in radio and television. He is a proud husband and father.