As violence broke out once again in Portland, Governor Brown deployed National Guard and State Police to help restore peace. The deployment comes one day after the presidential election and follows months of destruction caused from nightly protests and riots.
Finally, After Election, Oregon Dem Gov Asks For National Guard To Stop Portland Rioters.https://t.co/4RJkwLlEIO
— Richard Green (@123RHGreen) November 5, 2020
Wednesday night, journalists spotted members of the Oregon National Guard intermingled with Portland Police Bureau officers, Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies, and State Police officers.
The Oregon national guard pic.twitter.com/Eru4vjEbDE
— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) November 5, 2020
Journalist Andy Ngo tweeted video of a convoy of National Guardsman arriving in the city after months of violent protests and rioting. ” In the past six months of rioting, the governor refused to bring in the National Guard,” Ngo reported.
The National Guard was activated for the first time tonight in Portland at the #antifa riot. In the past six months of rioting, the governor refused to bring in the National Guard. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/A3Rcrjkbov
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 5, 2020
Protesters continued their violence Wednesday night — vandalizing businesses, smashing windows, and desecrating a Catholic church.