Portland Police Bureau officials issued a warning that a planned “Direct Action” by Antifa could lead to a “high fire danger.”
A statement from police officials warns:
The Portland Police Bureau is aware that individuals are planning a so called “direct action” event this evening at Director Park (with a 9 p.m. march). Such events have historically included wanton destruction of public and private property, violence and the active threat of harm by thrown or propelled objects, fire and impact weapons.
Similarly advertised events promoted and then engaged in arson and riots.
Despite the advance warning, Antifa rioters carried out their plans to create more property damage in the Downtown District Friday night.
Rioters set fire to a portable toilet outside the Apple Store late Friday night. The fire spread to the outside of the store causing extensive damage.