An Attorney for the state of Oregon has estimated the cost of repairing the damage done by Antifa at over $2 million. The estimate comes after months of real rioting, mostly focused on the federal courthouse. However, this estimate does not include any damage to local or state buildings, or damage to private businesses.
The Attorney Billy J. Williams spoke to The Oregonian and said that the cost to repair the damage to the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse and four other federal locations would be more than $2 million. Other buildings which were damaged include Portland’s ICE building, the Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse, the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt Federal Building and the Pioneer Courthouse.
Throughout the summer there were ongoing riots and some peaceful protests in the area. These riots were initially thought to be anti-police and anti-Trump events. But the rioting oddly shifted its attention to President Joe Biden after his election and swearing in.
Antifa also targeted the DNC headquarters in Portland on many occasions. In one Antifa protest, demonstrators displayed a sign that said, “We are Ungovernable” and “We don’t want Biden – we want revenge.”
President Joe Biden was mostly silent on the attacks during his presidential campaign. But after the January 20 protests, Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, “Peaceful protests are a vital part of our national process but destroying property is not protesting. Actions such as this are not acceptable.”
During the riots, Antifa tossed Molotov cocktails along with top-grade fireworks combined with nails at police. They also attacked many businesses, destroyed statues, burned American flags, and assaulted counterprotesters.