Left-wing riots have rattled a small number of towns across the U.S. even following President Biden's inauguration -- leading to vandalism of government buildings and at least 20 arrests.
In Seattle Wednesday, hours after the swearing-in ceremony, dozens of protesters marched demanding the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. At least three people were arrested, and broken windows were reported -- including people in Starbucks' authentic Pike Place storefront.
On exactly the same day, Portland saw an anti-Biden Antifa protest in which rioters carrying stun guns, pepper ball guns and fireworks scuffled with police and damaged an ICE building, authorities said. Pictures show marchers carrying signs with phrases including,"We don't need Biden -- we want revenge!" And"We're ungovernable."
There was damage to the state Democratic Party headquarters, although some people who attended the protest later condemned the violence. At least 15 people were detained.
And at the town of Bellingham, Wash., Mayor Seth Fleetwood was rushed from City Hall Friday morning following a mob of rioters stormed the building.
KIRO-TV reporter Deedee Sun tweeted movie that seemed to show masked, black-clad protesters taking down the American flag outside and take it away. She stated they also"threw a hot drink" on another reporter and stole a mike.
Rioters entered City Hall -- no one was hurt, nothing was damaged and no one was arrested, according to the regional Bellingham Herald newspaper.
In Washington, D.C., in which tens of thousands of National Guard troops were deployed to ensure security on Inauguration Day, police said there were"no confrontations" with protesters.
Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo tweeted late Saturday that Antifa members at Portland intended to parade again later in the evening from Elizabeth Caruthers Park.