The chaos brought to Portland and Seattle by the Marxist BLM and Antifa groups is spreading further into the United States. Dave Urbanski reports at The Blaze on riots in other cities, writing:
Violent uprisings are hitting other cities, too.
More than 20 people were arrested after a weekend of rioting in Richmond, Virginia, that included fires and smashed windows, the Associated Press reported.
Some participants said the lawlessness was in support of Portland rioters — it had even been billed as “Richmond Stands with Portland” — and Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith noted his department saw a flyer calling for demonstrations with a tone of “intimidation” and “wanting to produce fear,” the AP reported.
Smith said the ages of those arrested ranged from 17 to 45 and charges included trespassing, riot with a dangerous weapon, and transport of a loaded rifle within city limits, the outlet said.
“The city of Richmond is open and welcomes those who would like to come here in expression of their First Amendment rights,” Smith said, according to the AP. “However, we have to take action when we know that violence is coming.”
Rioters vandalized an immigration building in Atlanta over the weekend, leaving broken windows, spray paint, and scorch marks courtesy of fireworks, WXIA-TV reported.
The building houses the federal immigration court as well as the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the station said.