On Biden’s First Day in White House, Antifa Riots in Portland and Seattle Return

Hours after Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president, Antifa thugs returned to their riotous ways in Portland and Seattle.

In Portland, the most-recent violent protest perpetuated by Antifa members dressed in all black was aimed at the city’s Democratic offices. During the night of destruction, Antifa anarchists spray-painted numerous profanities about President Biden and the Democratic Party, while breaking windows and destroying public and private property.

In Seattle and Denver, similar events took place.

Interestingly, the latest round of Antifa violence occurred the same day that President Trump left office and the Democrats cemented their control in the U.S. Senate. Apparently, Antifa is not satisfied with the Biden administration or the Democratic Party in general, and is more than willing to use violence to make their message known.

According to signs and banners carried during the violent march, Antifa is far from ready to back down.

“We Don’t Want Biden, We Want Revenge!” read one banner. Others stated, “We Are Ungovernable” and “A New World From the Ashes.”

Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media was mostly silent about the outbreak of violence by left-wing radicals on the first day of the Biden administration. However, could you imagine the reaction by CNN commentators and liberal pundits if these violent protests had been perpetuated by anyone remotely associated with right-wing causes?

The actions by Antifa and their anarchist associates like BLM on Biden’s first day as president should serve as a wake-up call to Americans who are worried that left-wing radical groups will become emboldened now that the Trump administration is gone.

Unlike most on the left (including Biden), President Trump held Antifa accountable for their reprehensible  rhetoric and violent actions. Yet, with Trump no longer in power, the responsibility to keep Antifa in check falls to local, state, and federal officials in the Biden administration.

So, will these people stop Antifa in its tracks, or will they try to appease the anarchists?

PHOTO: Stoppt Henkel demo in Berlin. Photo by Montecruz Foto. Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Chris Talgo (CTalgo@heartland.org) is an editor and research fellow at The Heartland Institute and a researcher and editor at StoppingSocialism.com.