Antifa protesters recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day Wednesday night in front of an ICE facility in Portland, where they set up a candle-lit vigil and set fire to an American flag and a dumpster.
One person was arrested at the scene and charged with “attempted assault on a public safety officer, disorderly conduct and riot” after Federal Protective Service officers used pepper balls and riot shields to confront the activists.
Federal Protective Service (part of DHS) officers charged at protesters as they pushed the burning dumpster toward the building.
One firework was thrown as police fired pepper balls at the crowd.
“How do you spell Nazis? DHS,” the crowd chanted.
Riot police pushed back the crowd to make space for the fire department to put out the dumpster fire near the Portland ICE facility.
Antifascist activists mocked the officers for not just using a fire extinguisher to do it themselves.
After the fire was put out, FPS officers retreated back into the ICE building while shooting sting balls at the crowd.
Police then came in from the side, pushing forward and firing more sting balls. Two officers ran ahead to charge at one activist, and one of them tackled the individual. They are now charged with “attempted assault on a public safety officer, disorderly conduct and riot.”