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11 arrested at violent Antifa protest outside Portland ICE facility

Antifa activists resumed rioting in Portland on Friday night after a brief hiatus due to the wildfires ravaging the West Coast. 11 arrests were made by Portland Police.
Andy Ngo and Mia Cathell The Post Millennial

Antifa activists resumed rioting in Portland on Friday night after a brief hiatus due to the wildfires ravaging the West Coast. 11 arrests were made by Portland Police.

"It's been a hot second PDX so y'all better show the f— up," the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Youth Liberation Front posted in a since-deleted tweet to mobilize the Antifa mob. "Meet: 7 pm. Move: 8 pm. Be water, Spread fire, Melt ice."

Oregon has been ravaged by wildfires that killed at least eight people and burned more than a million acres.

Portland Democratic Socialists of America co-chair Olivia Katbi Smith explained why the protests were placed on pause to Willamette Week, citing “a climate emergency” and unprecedented wildfires that “created conditions that made street protest impossible.”

"Now that the air has cleared, protests will resume because our mayor has failed to heed the demands we've been making all summer: to defund the Portland police," Smith told WW in an email statement. "Resuming protests will also focus on [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], which is part of the police state under which we live—as so many crises escalate in the U.S., we must work to dismantle all parts of the system of racist, capitalist oppression."

Overnight, marchers proceeded to the ICE facility at 4310 South Macadam Ave and hurled projectiles at federal officers. Kermit Poulson, 42, is accused of breaking open multiple fire hydrants, causing water to spill all over the nearby streets. The gathering was quickly declared an unlawful assembly.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler confirmed on Saturday that Portland Police abided his order banning the use of tear gas, although the directive does not apply to federal law enforcement.

According to a Portland Police press report, officers took 11 suspects into custody and booked the following individuals into the Multnomah County Detention Center. All were released the next day without bail. Arraignment hearings are set for Sept. 21.

Callen “Cal” Quinn-Ward, 20, of Portland, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and interfering with a peace officer.

Matthew Harrison King, 34, of Portland, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and interfering with a peace officer.

Aiden Brunola, 21, of Lake Mary, Fla., was arrested for interfering with a peace officer, disorderly conduct in the second degree, resisting arrest, felony assault of a public safety officer, and felony unlawful use of a weapon. Brunola streams on Twitch as a caster in a multiplayer first-person shooter game and identifies as a communist on Twitter.

Alexa Grafera, 27, of Portland, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and interfering with a peace officer. The non-binary activist was previously arrested at a July 16 riot for identical charges. Grafera is president of Parakeet, Inc., a Portland-based boutique icon design studio. Grafera’s Twitter account with a sizable following is locked.

Andrew Neal, 25, of Portland, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and interfering with a peace officer. Neal serves as a youth mentor at Budding Roses, an east Portland children’s social justice summer camp project under the Black Rose-Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation.

Members of the Black Rose-Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation raise their fists in ‘black power’ salute

Brian Mark Kinnes, 23, of Portland, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and interfering with a peace officer. Kinnes has accumulated over 8,000 followers on his Twitter page as a photographer and writer for Vortex music magazine, notably working with American alternative hip hop band Brockhampton.

Mason Fischer Klepp, 20, of Portland, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and interfering with a peace officer.

Veronica Dawn Misloski, 30, of Portland, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer, and resisting arrest. Misloski is a wilderness enthusiast in Santa Cruz, Cal., according to her Facebook account. She lists herself as a life skills instructor for people with developmental disabilities on LinkedIn.

Kermit Tyler Poulson, 42, of Portland, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree and three felony counts of criminal mischief in relation to breaking open fire hydrants. The Antifa activist previously threatened Mayor Wheeler via Instagram under the profile @riot_cop_7, according to The Oregonian. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced last year to 14 months in prison. He was then ordered one year of supervised release and instructed to undergo mandatory alcohol and substance abuse treatment.

Kermit Poulson was convicted for sending criminal threats to Mayor Ted Wheeler

Matthew David Germaine, 41 of Toledo, Wash., was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer, and resisting arrest.

Mario Emmanuel Page, 41, of Portland, was arrested for interfering with a peace officer and possession of stolen property. The U.S. army veteran lists himself as an employee at the Madigan Army Medical Center on Facebook. Page supports abolishing ICE and blames the federal agency for exacerbating child sex trafficking.

Most of those charged are expected to have their charges dropped by Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt. In August, he announced that his office would not prosecute rioters under most circumstances.

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