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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)

Antifa rioted in Portland last night, tried to set up an autonomous zone and tried to burn a precinct down. But it isn’t even being covered on national news.

This is literally a Dante’s Inferno, an effort to burn our society down. Call them what they are: terrorists.

It started as it generally does with a “protest” which the devolved into insanity.

Hundreds gathered trying to set up an autonomous zone at the police precinct. They began erecting a fence on the south side of the North Precinct, blocking traffic in the street, and moving other items like dumpsters into place around the precinct to use as barricades. They then began throwing things at the police including glass bottles.

According to KATU 2, some then started ramming the garage doors of the precinct, trying to get in. When they couldn’t they began barricading the doors so police couldn’t get out of the building and yelled they were “going to burn the building down.”

That wasn’t an idle threat. They launched a mortar onto the roof of the building and set the north side of the precinct on fire, KATU 2 reported.

Antifa folks also continued to assault the police who were outside, throwing fireworks at them and shooting them with paintball rounds.

Finally the police fired tear gas to disperse them.

Several officers were injured in the attack, one seriously. Several businesses were looted and vandalized. Four arrests were made including for assaults on the police.

Police said this was more violent than past protests which were already violent. Of course. Because you have done nothing and they suffer no consequences and they know they will be bailed out if there is any bail or arrest at all, they have no fear.

Democrats like Mayor Ted Wheeler have set this in motion. The only question is if Republicans and people of sanity will do everything they can to stop it. They need to be pursued, prosecuted and called out as terrorists. Meanwhile Democrats like Jerry Nadler think Antifa is imaginary. Tell that to the police in Portland.