(FreedomJournal.org)- During yet another night of violent riots in Portland, a police officer was reportedly hit with a Molotov cocktail. Reports suggest that roughly 75 people initiated a riot on the Central Precinct side of the Justice Center and started throwing projectiles at police officers on Wednesday night.
The left-wing rioters reportedly “began throwing softball-sized rocks towards Central Precinct which shattered the glass windows above the entry doors,” according to the Portland Police Bureau.
“The group continued to throw rocks through the windows which continued to shatter glass in the entryway of Central Precinct making it difficult for officers to safely exit the precinct due to the glass falling and the glass that covered the entryway floor,” the official statement added.
Once rioters broke the window, the police department said rioters began using slingshots to fire projectiles at high velocity into the building. Some of the group also attempted to break the front doors of the Central Precinct.
Left-wing extremists continued to cause chaos even after the police declared a riot in the city and attempted to disperse crowds.
Portland Police said that a “Molotov cocktail was thrown towards officers striking one in the foot.”
On the same night, two police officers were shot by far-left protesters in St. Louis, Kentucky, following the conclusion of the Breonna Taylor case. A grand jury determined that no police officer was directly responsible for the death of Taylor, who was killed when police officers returned fire after the man they were attempting to arrest shot at them through the door.
In Portland, a Portland Fire Medic was at the scene to put the fire from the Molotov cocktail out. Had the fire not been put out, according to the police statement, it would have caused “serious physical injury to the officer.”
“A second Molotov cocktail was thrown towards officers near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street, and a third Molotov cocktail was thrown at officers near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Mainstreet,” the statement continued.
Don’t believe it? You can see it happening on video right here.
Clear shot of the Molotov thrower in Portland. pic.twitter.com/jpBvY3Lrac
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 24, 2020
At what point will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris admit that this is not a peaceful protest?
Following the Molotov cocktails, Portland police said that rioters began throwing full soup cans and large rocks, and also shining green lasers at law enforcement officers. These lasers have already been used by rioters to permanently blind several officers.