'Antifa set fire to the federal courthouse in downtown Portland. There are people inside,' journalist Andy Ngo reported.
The price tag in Oregon is high, but the social implications of letting the riots go unpunished is incalcuable.
Ironically, Mayor Ted Wheeler banned police in his city from using tear gas amid the city’s nonstop civil unrest last year.
There was extensive property damage after the riots, just days after similar antifa-related violence in Portland and Seattle.
The videos you've seen showed Capitol Police letting rioters past. The problem is, here's what happened when they didn't.