Seven ANTIFA-linked left-wing rioters are facing federal charges for a mass attack on the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland last week.
A press release from the Department of Justice names the criminal suspects, announcing that they would be charged federally for their sophisticated and aggressive attack on the federal building.
“Rowan Olsen, 19, of Portland, is charged with disorderly conduct, creating a hazard on federal property, and failing to obey a lawful order; Shant Singh Ahuja, 28, of Oceanside, California, is charged with destruction of federal property; and Andrew Steven Faulkner, 24, of Beaverton, Oregon; Gretchen Margaret Blank, 29, of Seattle, Washington; Christopher Fellini, 31, of Portland; Cody Porter, 28, of Portland; and Taimane Jame Teo, 24, of Eugene, Oregon, are charged with assaulting federal officers.”
7 people arrested, facing charges after attacking fed law officers protecting courthouse via “aerial fireworks including mortars; high intensity lasers targeting officers’ eyes; thrown rocks, bottles, and balloons filled with paint from demonstrators.”https://t.co/dBGrMabZ1N
— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) July 7, 2020
ANTIFA-linked militants had waged a siege on the federal building, deploying high-intensity lasers in an attempt to blind federal law enforcement, the use of crude mortar devices to cause destruction, barricading the facility doors to keep law enforcement trapped inside, and covering it with leftist graffiti.
One of the ANTIFA rioters was also arrested in possession of a pipe bomb in the presence of a separate left-wing riot in Portland.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 7, 2020
This appears to be some of the most intense and sophisticated political terrorism since the beginning of the George Floyd riots, openly attacking a federal facility in coordination with the intent of overthrowing the United States government.
If the criminal suspects aren’t vigorously prosecuted and sentenced appropriately for the coordinated violence, the federal government will simply lose any and all credibility in deterring left-wing political violence and open the door for ANTIFA to stage more attacks with impunity.
With the Portland Police largely called off by left-wing city officials from cracking down on ANTIFA militancy, it’s largely up to the federal authorities to uphold the rule of law and the preservation of the United States government in the leftist utopia.
Armed Gunman Storms White House as President Trump Leaves Press Conference to be Briefed and Secured
The armed gunman was reportedly shot by Secret Service agents.
President Donald Trump was forced to abruptly postpone his press conference today after an armed gunman stormed the White House and was reportedly shot by Secret Service agents.
Trump was taken to the Oval Office until the threat could be neutralized. After the situation was deemed safe, Trump resumed his press briefing and addressed the situation.
“There was a shooting, law enforcement shot someone, seems to be someone, and the suspect is on the way to the hospital,” Trump said.
“It’s unfortunate that this is the world but the world has always been a dangerous place. It’s not something that’s unique,” he added.
Trump refused to ascribe a motive to the shooter, saying that “it might not have had anything to do with me.” He added that he “didn’t even think about not coming back” to the press conference due to fear. The president described what it was like when the secret service official notified him of the threat.
“Just told me when he came up, you pretty much saw it like I did. He said, ‘Sir, could you please come with me?’ So, you were surprised. I was surprised, also. I think it’s probably it’s pretty unusual but very, very professional people, they all do a fantastic job, as you know,” he said.
Trump’s remarks at the press conference can be seen here:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 10, 2020
The possible attempt on Trump’s life comes amidst a backdrop of leftist violence that is turning the country upside down. An orgy of violence has been unleashed in the name of the marxist revolutionary organizations, Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA.
Big League Politics has reported on the terror that has been unleashed in liberal cities nationwide with law enforcement being the focus of their racial-dominance rampage:
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler finally admitted that the ANTIFA criminals responsible for street violence in Portland over the past three months are not “peaceful protestors” on Thursday, condemning the militants in the strongest terms yet. Wheeler had previously been a staunch apologist for the street criminals.
“This is not peaceful protest… This is not advocacy to advance reforms or transform any system.”
Wheeler’s remarks in the Thursday press conference come a night after an ANTIFA mob attempted to set fire to a Portland Police Bureau building in South Portland, while many people were inside the structure. The mob of leftist miscreants has swiftly moved on to Portland police buildings.
In a surprise to no one, criminal activity and dangerous left-wing street riots have continued after the City of Portland finally accepted responsibility for its obligation to secure the Hatfield Federal Courthouse from ANTIFA militancy and political violence. Wheeler had falsely claimed that the rioters were only acting out because of the deployment of federal law enforcement to Portland, an assertion promptly disproved as the rioters have continued to commit crimes this week.
ANTIFA militants were seen attacking a woman at her own home in South Portland on Wednesday, targeting the middle-aged woman for supposedly wearing a “Nazi” armband.
It’s rich for Wheeler to make any claim that his city administration opposes the left-wing terror, after carrying water for the ANTIFA mob for weeks as federal authorities sought to repel attacks on the courthouse.
President Trump has a mandate to restore law and order on the streets before the nation completely descends into mayhem and lawlessness.
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