Fencing has been put back up at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in Portland, after rioters vandalized the building over the weekend.
The fencing around the courthouse was installed in July, but police eventually decided to have it removed “to show our willingness to have dialog and peaceful communication toward starting to heal our community.”
We are removing the fence to show our willingness to have dialog and peaceful communication toward starting to heal our community. We are open and listening to discussions of how the community envisions its police serve them in the future.— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) June 15, 2020
Peaceful communication is something Antifa rioters don’t seem to understand. Days after the fencing finally came down last week, Antifa violence and destruction ensued over the weekend.
Earlier this week, #antifa attacked the federal courthouse in downtown & set it on fire after officials removed the protective barrier that stood for more than 8 months. Now the barrier is being put back. Video by @BGOnTheScene: pic.twitter.com/hhiYB3DELY— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) March 14, 2021
The government decided that walls do work - and rebuilt the fencing around the federal courthouse.