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Antifa sets Portland courthouse on fire

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Antifa set fire to the Mark Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland, OR Thursday night.

Demonstrators were protesting against police violence and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The protest began around 8:30 p.m. outside the courthouse. Shortly after 9 p.m., images of the courthouse on fire circulated the internet.

According to a tweet by journalist Andy Ngo, people were inside the courthouse at the time of the fire.

At least one person was arrested, according to reports.

Darby Howard, 22, is facing charges of first-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest after he allegedly resisted arrest and punched an officer in the face, according to Portland police.

Demonstrators smashed windows, burned american flags and set fire to the plywood outside of the building.

The courthouse had already been boarded up due to several protests, marches and riots since last May following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The building was the scene of over 120 consecutive nights of rioting by Black Lives Matter and Antifa last summer.

On Thursday night, the Portland Police Department said they were preparing for more unrest throughout the weekend.

“We are aware of events planned tomorrow and this weekend in which people plan to gather and demonstrate. Demonstration Liaison Officers (DLOs) are available to work with community members organizing these events,” the Portland police tweeted.

Portland Police Bureau Deputy Chief Chris Davis told KOIN 6, “Protest is fine, that’s not what we’re talking about. With this group, this is a small group that is bent on destroying things. And what they want is a conflict.”

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Health Industry Distributors’ Association: Supply Chain Delays ‘A Healthcare Issue’

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The Health Industry Distributors’ Association (HIDA) released harrowing data stating “Transportation Delays Are A Healthcare Issue.” HIDA’s December release states, “research estimates that approximately 8,000-12,000 containers of critical medical supplies are delayed an average of up to 37 days throughout the transportation system.”

The statement continues, “The West Coast port with the greatest number of delayed medical containers are the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The most congested East Coast port is the Port of Savannah.”

An infographic is accompanied with the statement which breaks down the crisis further. 17 is the average number of days the shipments are delayed at the Port. There’s an 11 day average delay by rail, and a 9 day average delay by truck.

In those shipping containers, the infographic states 187,000 gowns, 360,000 syringes and 3.5 million surgical gloves are held. The ports with the most medical delayed supplies are Los Angeles/Long Beach, Savannah, New York/New Jersey, Charleston, Seattle, Oakland, Boston, Baltimore and Houston.

Axios reports under a “Why it matters” headline, that “Per their projections, medical supplies arriving at a U.S. port on Christmas Day won’t be delivered to hospitals and other care settings until February 2022.”

As a result, “that could delay critical supplies at a time when health care is already expected to most need them due to surges from Delta and Omicron.”

Additionally, “The supply chain problems can compound, starting with medical supplies languishing in U.S. ports for an average of 17 days, officials said.”

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