PORTLAND, ORE. — A man holding an American flag knelt in front of angry rioters as they tried to break down fencing in front of the federal courthouse in Portland Saturday, urging them to stop the destruction.
Rioters broke down the fencing surrounding the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse and began to barricade the walls and doors of the building. One man with an American flag knelt in an attempt to get rioters to stop. The man was joined by a few other protesters and the group stood against a large crowd.
“If you stand for justice, come here, stand with me!” the man said after standing up. “Stand with me because I’m here for justice, I’m not here to tear down this fucking fence, I’m not here to spray paint. It’s going on every day! If you don’t want to get gassed, stop … It has to stop!”