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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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Sara welcomes investigative reporter, author, and podcast host Peter Schweizer to discuss the FBI’s raid of President Trump’s home in Florida and what the stunning contrast with the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton case says about the massive double standard in our justice system. Schweizer also dissects how China enriches elites from the U.S. and beyond to do its bidding around the world and why China’s dealings with the Bidens is worthy of serious investigation. He also explains why the new “Inflation Reduction Act” is really a huge win for China.

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