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Federal officers advance on retreating demonstrators after an illegal assembly was declared during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

 

Isn’t that sort of intuitive?

Apparently not to this guy.  He is going to show the driver of the truck that protesters are capable of interrupting the driver’s trip home with any tool at their disposal.

Let’s see that again from our reverse-angle camera:

For the second night in a row, the Flower Power Riot Hour has moved to suburban Portland, at an intersection very near the headquarters of the Portland Police Association building.  It seems that the rioters remain upset that the Trump Stormtroopers in the Federal Courthouse have been replaced by the Kate Brown/Ted Wheeler Stormtroopers out on the streets of Portland, ruining all the rioting fun.

When the rioters went to storm the Association building, they were foiled by the careful planning of the organization to fortify their position against pretty much any time of effort to gain entrance — a padlock.

They really felt the absence tonight of their IED maker who got himself identified by a one-of-a-kind riot vest purchased for him by his grandmother off the internet.

The evening festivities were a pretty pale imitation of some of the more entertaining nights downtown.  Here are a few clips that have made their way on to Twitter.

I thought they would be better at this kind of thing after all the practice at the courthouse.

And then the Portland PD lost patience.

There was a “shots fired” incident as well, but the reports are that the shots were fired into the air.