'Widespread destruction to businesses' in Portland by violent black bloc vandals

There was also an armed heist of a UPS truck in Portland

Destructive saboteurs purposely damaged at least two dozen businesses in Portland on Friday night. The Portland Police Bureau declared that the night of civil unrest resulted in "widespread destruction to businesses in Hollywood neighborhood."

The Portland Police Bureau stated that a "group of nearly 50 people gathered" and then "vandalized many businesses including many small businesses in their path." The vandals were "dressed in all black and seen wearing helmets and carrying umbrellas."

Police found that the violent black bloc anarchists "vandalized and destroyed private property in both Downtown and Northeast Portland." The rioting group also vandalized the Mexican Consulate.

This evening, a group gathered outside the Mexican Consulate in Downtown Portland. The group was described as dress… https://t.co/xkED441uQL

— Portland Police (@Portland Police)1605938771.0

In videos of the destruction, you can hear glass being shattered as windows of storefronts are destroyed.

Portland still at it I guess, breaking windows on what I'm sure is corporate buildings only. https://t.co/yMH70FZjMw

— Kitty Shackleford (@Kitty Shackleford)1605937773.0

The anti-cop acronym A.C.A.B., which stands for "All Cops Are Bastards," was spray-painted on numerous stores. Banks and a Whole Foods were targeted

(Content Warning: Explicit language)

Portland building damage from the "Trans Day of Rage" (Whole Foods) (BehindEnemyLinesNews Twitch) https://t.co/RUQYmr9vrZ

— Kitty Shackleford (@Kitty Shackleford)1605939048.0