Biden’s inauguration day saw a demonstration by his opponents in the city
About 150 demonstrators with slogans against Joe Biden and the police marched in Portland, Oregon, and damaged the Oregon Democratic Party headquarters, police said.
They smashed windows and painted the political party building with anarchist symbols.
Demonstrators said they included anarchists, anti-fascists, and racial justice advocates. One of the posters read: “We don’t need Biden, we need revenge!” It was about “revenge” for police killings and “fascist massacres.”
Police said it was one of at least four groups that planned to gather in the city on the day the new U.S. president was inaugurated.
Police said on Twitter that officers on bicycles drove into the crowd to reach a man with a gun.
According to police statements, the crowd began throwing various objects at them. The officers used a smoke bomb to get out.
In Seattle, about 150 people marched with large banners that read, “Disband Immigration and Customs Enforcement! No cops, no prisons, no borders, no presidents!” Some painted anarchist symbols on buildings and broke windows, including one at the federal courthouse.