As protest and riots continued in Portland Friday night into Saturday morning, law enforcement maintained a distance and did not intervene.
Violent protests started off the weekend in Portland with ANTIFA-BLM protesters setting fires, damaging property and blocking traffic.
As the violence escalated police did not engage with the crowd and very few officers were in the downtown area.
Several officers were stationed near the Justice Center, but no one responded to the criminal activity in the area.
Some protesters did plead with people to stop the violence, but no one seemed to listen to their pleas.
“You can’t contain yourself, or what? Is there a problem? Are you not raised right by your family, or what? What’s going on here? Why attack the building? I don’t want to deal with the feds again. It’s horrible. It’s pathetic. Grow up,”