In Seattle Wednesday, hours after the swearing-in ceremony, dozens of protesters marched demanding the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. At the very least three individuals have been arrested, and damaged home windows have been reported – together with these at Starbucks’ original Pike Place storefront.
On the identical day, Portland noticed an anti-Biden Antifa protest by which rioters carrying stun weapons, pepper ball weapons and fireworks scuffled with police and broken an ICE constructing, police stated. Pictures present marchers carrying indicators with phrases together with, “We don’t need Biden – we wish revenge!” and “We’re ungovernable.”
There was additionally injury to the state Democratic Get together headquarters, though some individuals who attended the protest later condemned the violence. At the very least 15 individuals have been arrested.
In Denver, protesters blasted each former President Donald Trump and Biden and allegedly burned an American flag. At the very least two individuals have been arrested there.
“I bear in mind the media and Democrats blaming all this Antifa violence on Donald Trump — but right here we’ve Joe Biden within the White Home and Antifa remains to be rampaging within the streets of Seattle and Portland and Denver,” Sen. Tom Cotton instructed “Fox & Associates” Thursday morning.
And within the faculty city of Bellingham, Wash., Mayor Seth Fleetwood was rushed out of Metropolis Corridor Friday morning after a mob of rioters stormed the constructing.
KIRO-TV reporter Deedee Solar tweeted video that appeared to point out masked, black-clad protesters taking down the American flag exterior and carry it away. She stated additionally they “threw a sizzling drink” on a unique reporter and stole a microphone.
Rioters entered Metropolis Corridor – however nobody was damage, nothing was broken and nobody was arrested, based on the native Bellingham Herald newspaper.
In the meantime, in Washington, D.C., the place 1000’s of Nationwide Guard troops have been deployed to make sure safety on Inauguration Day, authorities stated there have been “no confrontations” with protesters.
Publish Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo tweeted late Saturday that Antifa members in Portland deliberate to march once more later within the night from Elizabeth Caruthers Park.
Fox Information’ Brie Stimson and Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.