Following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, the communist domestic terrorist group Antifa came through on their promise to disrupt civil life for the people of Portland no matter the outcome of the case.
Video shows what looks like an Antifa thug sucker punching a police officer following another Antifa coward yelling at the officer not to touch him after obstructing the officer’s movement on a sidewalk. Literally one second before the sucker punch, Portland police announced to the crowd that they had declared the gathering an “unlawful assembly.”
Following the cowardly punch, police attempted to take back control of the situation.
Here’s the video in question:
Despite the Chauvin murder conviction, #antifa carried through with their promise of violence in Portland. They smashed up businesses yet again in downtown. In this shocking video, a rioter punches a responding officer directly in the face. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/mA6Cnb2NsE— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 21, 2021
Portland Police released a statement on Wednesday, claiming that officers had to step in after the punch since “the sergeant landed in a dangerous position, underneath the suspect and on his back.”
For full context of the incident, here’s more of what Portland Police reported that happened after the punch in question:
In response to the violent conduct, some focused blows were used. Pepper spray was also deployed by an officer. After the suspect was handcuffed, officers rendered aid to help alleviate the effects of the pepper spray. The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Randy Gray. Gray was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.
Earlier on Tuesday, journalist Andy Ngo reported that Antifa was planning on displaying their "rage" no matter what verdict Chauvin received. Ngo also posted an image of the graphic calling on people to "go hard for George Floyd."
BLM-Antifa in Portland promises violence “no matter what the verdict is” in the Chauvin trial. This should make it clear that these months of riots have never been about justice but rather is an excuse to be violent & destructive without consequence. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/mlrpRGQCj3— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 20, 2021