WATCH: Portland Antifa Burn U.S., Biden Flags During Inauguration Day ICE Protest

Antifa rioters use a burning American flag to ignite a Biden campaign flag during an Inauguration Day ICE protest in Portland. (Twitter Video Screenshot/Julio Rosas, Townhall.com)
Twitter Video Screenshot/Julio Rosas, Townhall.com

Antifa burned American and Biden campaign flags during an Inauguration Day march on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Portland, Oregon. Police made arrests after declaring an unlawful assembly.

Antifa protesters wasted no time in sending a message to newly sworn-in President Joe Biden. The group staged an Inauguration Day march on the ICE facility in Portland, demanding the abolition of the agency, The Oregonian reported.

Townhall journalist Julio Rosas tweeted a video showing the protesters burning the American flag followed by the burning of a Biden banner.

As the crowd marched to the ICE facility, federal agents moved to disperse the crowd.

Portland Police Bureau officials reported that about 150 people joined in the march.

“Some in the crowd were seen carrying pepper ball guns, electronic control weapons similar to Tasers, large fireworks, shields, and rocks,” police officials said in a written statement. “Some in the crowd threw rocks at the federal building.”

Portland police officers seized multiple weapons during Inauguration Day protests. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)

Portland police officers seized multiple weapons during Inauguration Day protests. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)

Officials said Portland police officers made multiple arrests. The charges include assaults on police officers, reckless endangering, interfering with police, and disorderly conduct.

Video tweeted by Portland journalist Peter Morgan shows Antifa throwing fireworks and other projectiles at federal agents while ICE responded with gas and flashbangs.

Rosas added video showing Portland officers moving in to make arrests.

Earlier in the day, Antifa expressed their disapproval by vandalizing the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland, Breitbart News reported.

“We don’t want Joe Biden — We want revenge!” the marchers proclaimed. The group also carried a banner declaring themselves to be “ungovernable.”

“F**k Biden,” Antifa vandals wrote on the Democrats’ local office. Another spelled the new president’s name wrong but said, “F**k Bided {sic}, stillfascost {sic}.”

Portland police officials stated that about 150 people participated. “Officers made selective arrests,” the statement reports. They report the seizure of Molotov cocktails, knives, batons, chemical spray, and a crowbar.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s Sunday-morning talk show, What’s Your Point? Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX, Parler @BobPrice, and Facebook.

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