George Floyd died last summer following his arrest by a local police officer, Derek Chauvin. After the death of Floyd, the United States witnessed protests in every corner of the country, many of which took a violent turn. The protestors were protesting against the death of Floyd and police brutality while some took the opportunity and started promoting violence in the country. Chauvin was convicted of murder last month, but some people in the country do not want to let go of the violence even after the conviction of Chauvin.
Portland, the base camp of Antifa again fell into violence on the death anniversary of George Floyd. Rioters smashed glasses and set fire compelling the police to declare riot. Portland witnessed horrifying scenes last summer as it became a battleground between the protestors and police officers and the same situation is being repeated this year as protestors are again spreading violence on the streets.
The recent protest started with a gathering of around 200 people who gathered at Multnomah County Justice Center and started torching trash cans with people chanting to burn the buildings down. Some protestors also threw mortar-style fireworks and other harmful things at police. After the police declared the assembly to be unlawful, the protestors moved to Portland City Hall where they began to smash windows. People continued throwing various objects to break window glasses of nearby shops even after the declaration of riot order from the police. The police department even recorded various protestors saying that the night was a success.
This is a very serious situation as Portland is still gripped by the violence from the left. Democrats need to address this issue as soon as possible and should consider taking appropriate actions against those who are involved in such violent if they truly believe in making America a prosperous and progressive nation.
Portland Police have arrested 5 protestors and are looking for more but it is yet to be seen if these protestors will get punished for the crime or will walk freely with Democratic support on their back. Joe Biden accused Donald Trump of failing to control his militia during the presidential debates now it is yet to be seen how Biden will control these rioters who supported him in the presidential election against the former President Donald Trump.
Protestors in Portland took to the streets on the inauguration day of Biden to let Biden know that they are still fighting for racial justice. Now, this is very interesting because according to Biden he fought to overthrown racial injustice from the country and even won the election based on this claim. The recent protest in Portland is proof that Biden has largely failed to keep up with his campaign promise.
Biden Administration will have to deal with the violence as soon as possible because if they fail to do so the country may witness another violent moment that will be more dangerous than before, and the United States in its present condition cannot afford such mishaps.