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Portland Antifa mob moves to Tacoma in response to cop running over man at Fast and Furious-style burnout on Saturday - as rioters smash up court building in another night of left-wing trouble

 More than 200 Antifa protesters reportedly descended on Tacoma, Washington, where they busted the windows of buildings and set fires in the streets on Sunday, just a day after wreaking havoc in Portland.  

Video footage and images showed broken glass scattered on the sidewalk outside of businesses and graffiti sprayed on the side of buildings. 

Protesters started at least two fires in the area using a barricade for one and an American flag for the other. Dozens of Tacoma police officers were seen lined up on bikes as protesters approached them. 

Late Sunday night, Tacoma police declared an 'unlawful assembly' as crowds continued to march through the streets protesting the department after an officer was see running over a man on Saturday.  

More than 200 Antifa protesters reportedly descended on Tacoma, Washington, where they busted the windows of buildings and set fires in the streets on Sunday, just a day after wreaking havoc in Portland

More than 200 Antifa protesters reportedly descended on Tacoma, Washington, where they busted the windows of buildings and set fires in the streets on Sunday, just a day after wreaking havoc in Portland

Protesters chase a street preacher, right, who was using a loudspeaker to deliver a sermon during the demonstration against police brutality on Sunday in Tacoma, Washington

Protesters chase a street preacher, right, who was using a loudspeaker to deliver a sermon during the demonstration against police brutality on Sunday in Tacoma, Washington

People take photos of broken windows and graffiti on a building in downtown Tacoma during an anti-police protest on Sunday

People take photos of broken windows and graffiti on a building in downtown Tacoma during an anti-police protest on Sunday

A demonstrator adds fuel to a burning barricade in an intersection in downtown Tacoma during the protest Sunday night

A demonstrator adds fuel to a burning barricade in an intersection in downtown Tacoma during the protest Sunday night 

Protesters watch the barricade burn after setting it on fire

Protesters watch the barricade burn after setting it on fire

Protesters march through downtown Tacoma during the protest on Sunday in Tacoma, Washington

Protesters march through downtown Tacoma during the protest on Sunday in Tacoma, Washington 

Dozens of police officers are seen standing their ground as protesters approached them

Dozens of police officers are seen standing their ground as protesters approached them 

A protester runs after breaking windows on cars parked at the Pierce County Sheriff's Department headquarters on Sunday night

A protester runs after breaking windows on cars parked at the Pierce County Sheriff's Department headquarters on Sunday night

Tacoma protesters block traffic during demonstrations against police
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During the incident, a Tacoma Police vehicle is seen plowing through a group of pedestrians swarming it, knocking several people to the pavement, after authorities responded to reports of drag racers in the city's downtown area.  

The short video, which was shot by an onlooker just before 7pm local time on Saturday and later posted online, shows cars with squealing tires turning donuts on downtown streets. 

Then the Tacoma Police patrol car - surrounded by people - surges forward, knocking roughly five people to the ground before driving off.

One person can be seen lying on the pavement as the police car's wheels rolled over him. The severity of his injuries are unclear. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

The officer behind the wheel then 'stopped at a point of safety' and called for help, according to Tacoma Police. 


Moments before the incident, the crowd of about 100 people had gathered to watch several drivers perform circular 'burnouts' in which they revved their engines while their cars spun inside the intersection.

A witness told The News Tribune that a fire truck drove through the intersection and briefly interrupted the burnout session.

But the group of vehicles quickly reformed and the crowds once again observed the drivers as they were doing their maneuvers.

Tacoma Police spokeswoman Wendy Haddow said police were alerted to the street racers and the crowd blocking area streets. Two people were arrested for trying to pick a lock on a nearby rooftop, but it was unclear if they were involved in the protest.

City mayor Victoria Woodards told local media that 'everyone involved' in the police car incident is 'held accountable', adding that she supported peaceful demonstrations.   

Demonstrators march through neighborhoods during Tacoma protest
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A protester carries a flag that reads 'Antifascist Action' near a banner that reads 'Justice for Manny,' during a protest against police brutality, late Sunday in Tacoma

A protester carries a flag that reads 'Antifascist Action' near a banner that reads 'Justice for Manny,' during a protest against police brutality, late Sunday in Tacoma 

A barricade, with a banner referencing the 2020 death of Manuel Ellis in police custody, burns in an intersection in downtown Tacoma during an anti-police protest on Sunday

A barricade, with a banner referencing the 2020 death of Manuel Ellis in police custody, burns in an intersection in downtown Tacoma during an anti-police protest on Sunday 

An 'Open' sign pictured) was destroyed during Sunday night's protest in Tacoma, Washington

An 'Open' sign pictured) was destroyed during Sunday night's protest in Tacoma, Washington 

A protester shines a laser, left, as another person holds a sign that reads 'Convict Killer Cops' at the demonstration Sunday in Tacoma, Washington

A protester shines a laser, left, as another person holds a sign that reads 'Convict Killer Cops' at the demonstration Sunday in Tacoma, Washington

Protesters scuffle with a person during the violence

Protesters scuffle with a person during the violence

Graffiti is seen on the County-City Building during an anti-police protest on Sunday in Tacoma

Graffiti is seen on the County-City Building during an anti-police protest on Sunday in Tacoma 

Broken glass is seen at a vandalized building in downtown Tacoma during an anti-police protest on Sunday

Broken glass is seen at a vandalized building in downtown Tacoma during an anti-police protest on Sunday

A person holds a sign reading 'trained cops can panic and act on impulse... but untrained civilians must remain calm with a gun in their face'

A person holds a sign reading 'trained cops can panic and act on impulse... but untrained civilians must remain calm with a gun in their face'

An inmate holds their hand to a window from inside the Pierce County Jail during the violent demonstrations

An inmate holds their hand to a window from inside the Pierce County Jail during the violent demonstrations 

A man raises his fist in support of the demonstrators from his window on Sunday night

A man raises his fist in support of the demonstrators from his window on Sunday night

Dramatic moment police car plows through crowd watching race
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When the patrol car responded, the crowd began pounding on the vehicle's windows, she told local media.

'He was afraid they would break his glass,' Haddow told the News Tribune, saying the officer sped away from the scene for his own safety.

Haddow did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tacoma Police Chief Mike Ake said that the incident will be investigated as 'deadly force'.

'I am concerned that our department is experiencing another use of deadly force incident,' he said.

'I send my thoughts to anyone who was injured in tonight's event, and am committed to our Department's full cooperation in the independent investigation and to assess the actions of the department's response during the incident.'

City Manager Elizabeth Pauli told the News-Tribune that the officer involved will be placed on leave.

Pauli said the Pierce County Force Investigation Team will handle the investigation. 

Shocking moment police cruiser ploughs through protesters
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The protesters gathered in Tacoma Sunday night after footage showed a police cruiser run over a pedestrian on Saturday night

The protesters gathered in Tacoma Sunday night after footage showed a police cruiser run over a pedestrian on Saturday night

The pedestrian is seen above after he was caught underneath the tires of the police vehicle
The pedestrian is seen above after he was caught underneath the tires of the police vehicle

The pedestrian is seen above after he was caught underneath the tires of the police vehicle

Eyewitness accounts posted to social media indicate that the man did not suffer life-threatening injuries

Eyewitness accounts posted to social media indicate that the man did not suffer life-threatening injuries

Protests outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Portland turned ugly on Saturday night as federal authorities threatened mass arrests for trespassing

Protests outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Portland turned ugly on Saturday night as federal authorities threatened mass arrests for trespassing 

Dozens of protesters were seen resisting officers' orders to leave the area on Saturday night 

Federal agents use tear gas to break up ICE facility protest
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Sunday night's protest came just a day after a demonstration was held outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland

Dramatic videos posted on Twitter showed the crowd chanting: 'No borders! No nations! Abolish deportations!' 

Officers with the Federal Protective Service, a branch within the Department of Homeland Security, declared an unlawful assembly at about 10pm and ordered protesters to disperse.  

'If you trespass on federal property with a weapon, you will be arrested,' a recording warned the crowd before officers began deploying tear gas and flash bangs. 

It marked the four-straight day of protests in the city since Joe Biden's inauguration as demonstrators make it clear that a new Democratic administration will not stop their campaign for social justice.  

Dozens of protesters were seen resisting officers' orders to leave the area. They held up umbrellas to shield from clouds of tear gas filling the air.  

It's unclear how many protesters, if any, were arrested over Saturday night's skirmishes. 

3 comments:

  1. I'm waiting to see if those umbrellas will stop a bullet

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  2. Shoot on sight would put a stop to this nonsense.

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  3. Love it, Pantifa screaming where's our money, these idiots thought that they would get paid for the riots and also get jobs in Washington but Sleepy Joe and Cameltoe have ignored them, next step is to line them up against a wall and shoot them according to Yuri Bezmenov.

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