Tuesday, Portland City commissioner Chloe Eudaly announced the city was fining the federal government a stunning $500 for every $15 minutes for having erected a fence to protect the federal courthouse from rioters.
On Thursday, I directed @PBOTinfo (Portland Bureau of Transportation) to enforce on the federal occupiers for erecting a fence in our public right of way.
PBOT filed a cease and desist demand on behalf of the City—we have not received a response.
We are assessing the maximum fine of $500 for every 15 minutes the fence obstructs our street, & we are investigating other legal remedies.
Typically, we would send a maintenance crew or contractor to remove such an obstruction, but I will not send workers into harm’s way.
The fence was erected after violent rioters continuously attempted to vandalize the federal building including setting fires and throwing explosives.
— Portland Independent Documentarians (@PDocumentarians) July 28, 2020
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 24, 2020
As federal officers shoo militants away from the fence, Antifa responds with green lasers. Several Portland police officers and federal agents have been permanently blinded by these devices. pic.twitter.com/R4DpUdqIcj
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 25, 2020