A Portland police union building was set on fire during a demonstration on Saturday, July 18, prompting a police response.
Police accused protesters of vandalizing a police vehicle, breaking into a Portland Police Association (PPA) office, and setting it alight.
Police later said the fire had been extinguished and that they “restored order to the neighborhood.”
Eyewitnesses said that federal police also clashed with protesters near the Justice Center building.
Video from the incident below:
Ppa is on fire. pic.twitter.com/GPP1HdZmoc
— Griffin – Live from the Justice Center (@GriffinMalone6) July 19, 2020
But that video wasn’t enough and liberals started to speculate that the PPD was set on fire by the police itself:
Here's the playbook:
1) People protesting peacfully
2) Portland Police Association lit on fire by police
3) police blame protestors
4) police say their use for deadly force is justified because of the PPA fire https://t.co/AVsk2q8LnO
— Wear A Damn Mask (@WilliamAHirsch) July 19, 2020
Portland Police tweeted this oddly specific admonishment BEFORE the PPA Office was confirmed to be on fire. pic.twitter.com/YMLh0om3rH
— Doom City Scrollers (@dollarcraft) July 19, 2020
I’m cracking up at the thought of them meticulously planning out an op to set their own building on fire so they can declare a riot…. when 2 weeks ago at the exact same spot they declared a riot and gassed non-violent protesters within 5 minutes of them arriving at PPA
— Fred Baker (@FredTheFriendly) July 19, 2020
You know the cops set the PPA on fire themselves because if Portlanders had done it that motherfucker would be nothing but ash by now.
— Bill Hooker (@sennoma) July 19, 2020
"Portland Police Association" fire sounds suspicious. But don’t forget what Putin denies in Ukraine. Little green men. Now America has the same thing. These are well paid contractors folks! Blackwater type. Just saw one! #PortlandGestapo #Gestapo
— UnarmedBlack (@unarmedblackcom) July 19, 2020
The list of liberals spreading this conspiracy is endless and it’s just a matter of time before the Dems embrace this fake news.
Luckily there is another video that shows the truth and the liberals won’t like it, the video was taken down by Twitter and other social media giants but we managed to download and upload on Right Journalism.
Also, the man who took the first video decided to end the speculations:
This is bullshit.
I was there. The burning of the PPA was an intelligent, deliberate and successful action by well organized activists. Do not take this away from them. The PPA building was a well chosen target and burning was a justified act of protest against a valid target. https://t.co/7ScZsEuVyV
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) July 19, 2020
The burning of that building was terrorism and the people who did it should be proclaimed terrorists!