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Anti-fascist counter-demonstrators cross the Burnside Bridge across the Willamette River from the west side of the city to the east side in search of the far-right group, the Proud Boys, in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Self-described anti-fascists vowed to confront the rally while leaders from the far right urged their followers to turn out in large numbers to protest the arrests of multiple members of right-wing groups in the run-up to the event. Antifa members often cover their faces with masks, making it harder to identify them. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Seattle isn’t the only place where radical leftists appear to hold sway.

Portland has also been a bastion of officials bending over backwards for them.

Early in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, Antifa folks pulled an action that could have endangered the police.

A small group removed the flag from outside the central precinct. They then used the flag cord to tie up a roll-up door, preventing any of the cops from driving out of the building.

The group chastises the reporter for daring to film them as she scolds them for what they are doing. They claim she is “risking their lives” by filming them, a ridiculous claim.

The group then put a U-lock on the front door, thus effectively locking the cops inside and then burnt the flag in the street outside.

But the weak response of the police was more than a little embarrassing, they ended up having to beg to be let out and getting scolded on social media.

To be fair, it’s not completely the fault of the police because they’ve been reined in by the progressive mayor. But any other police department (well, maybe not Seattle), folks would be under arrest right now for this.

But Antifa didn’t get off completely without any consequences. One person was injured when they set the flag on fire.

HT: Twitchy