Rioters in downtown Portland graffiti, smash windows following Supreme Court abortion case: 'Death to SCOTUS'

A majority of Supreme Court justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday

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A large group of rioters was seen in downtown Portland, Oregon smashing windows and vandalizing several buildings Saturday night. The group also graffitied messages targeting the U.S. Supreme Court.

The group, made of about 100 people, were yelling and chanting as they marched down the streets and would periodically stop to destroy and graffiti objects.

"Death to SCOTUS," one black spray-painted message said.

Rioters marched the streets of downtown Portland, smashing windows and graffitiing local businesses on June 25, 2022.

Rioters marched the streets of downtown Portland, smashing windows and graffitiing local businesses on June 25, 2022. (Fox News/Bradford Betz)

Members of the group smashed several windows of a Starbucks Coffee building and others were seen destroying a Tesla car. 

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The black vehicle was left with red spray paint and at least two broken windows.

"Abolish schools," another graffiti message painted on a Portland Scholastic League vehicle said. "ACAB," said another, a reference to anti-police sentiments.

The group, made of about 100 people, yelled and chanted as they marched down the streets, sometimes stopping to destroy and graffiti objects.

The group, made of about 100 people, yelled and chanted as they marched down the streets, sometimes stopping to destroy and graffiti objects. (Fox News/Bradford Betz)

Another message the group spray-painted on a storage box appears to say: "Abort the court."

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A pedestrian who yelled out to the group asking why they were carrying out their violent acts was threatened.

Portland police were monitoring the situation but did not have enough resources to intervene.

Portland police were monitoring the situation but did not have enough resources to intervene. (Fox News/Bradford Betz)

As the night continued, a smaller group of individuals separated from the larger mob, reportedly no longer wishing to be a part of their violent actions.

After several hours, the group dispersed. 

Portland police were monitoring the situation but did not have enough resources to intervene. 

"Officers are working to contact affected business owners and assist with arrangements to secure the buildings. Efforts are already underway to get graffiti removed," police said in a statement. "Individuals who engage in violent activity or property destruction will be investigated and are subject to arrest and prosecution. That does not always happen in the moment. We will continue to conduct follow-up investigations, make arrests, and forward cases to the Moltnomah County District Attorney for prosecution." 

Another message the group spray-painted on a storage box appears to say: "Abort the court."

Another message the group spray-painted on a storage box appears to say: "Abort the court." (Fox News/Bradford Betz)

The group's destructive spree comes a day after a majority on the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, which recognized the right of women to get an abortion.

It was also the second night of violence in the city after protesters gathered Friday night. 

A smaller group of individuals separated from the larger mob, reportedly no longer wishing to be a part of their violent actions.

A smaller group of individuals separated from the larger mob, reportedly no longer wishing to be a part of their violent actions. (Fox News/Bradford Betz)

"Officers are working to contact affected business owners and assist with arrangements to secure the buildings. Efforts are already underway to get graffiti removed," police said in a statement.

"Officers are working to contact affected business owners and assist with arrangements to secure the buildings. Efforts are already underway to get graffiti removed," police said in a statement. (Fox News/Bradford Betz)

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The incidents in Portland occurred amid many other protests - that were mainly peaceful - and acts of violence that have sprung up in cities across the country.