Police arrest third suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s assassination

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Three people have now been arrested in connection with the apparent fatal poisoning of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, with a Malaysian man held to “assist” in the investigation, police said Thursday.

The man, 26-year-old Muhammad Farid bin Jalaluddin, has been identified as the boyfriend of an Indonesian woman arrested earlier Thursday, suspected of being one of the two women who carried out the brazen attack at Kuala Lumpur airport this week on Kim Jong Nam, the older half-brother of Kim Jong Un.

“Suspect is currently remanded in custody to assist investigation,” Khalid Abu Bakar, the inspector-general of police, said in a statement.

Kim Jong Nam, 45, was attacked by two women at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday as he went to check in for a flight to Macau, his main base since he went into exile about 15 years ago. They grabbed him and sprayed some kind of poison on his face.

He sought medical help at the airport but died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Two women were captured on surveillance video leaving the scene by taxi, sparking a nationwide hunt for them.

One woman, who was traveling on a Vietnamese passport that identified her as 29-year-old Doan Thi Huong, was arrested Wednesday as she tried to fly out of Kuala Lumpur.

She told police she was tricked into attacking Kim Jong Nam, saying she thought she was just playing a prank on the man, the Star newspaper reported.

She also said she was abandoned by the other woman and four men who were involved in the attack. They had all been staying at a hotel not far from the airport, she told police, and when they left her, she decided to fly to Vietnam from the terminal where the attack took place.

A second woman, identified as Siti Aishah, a 25-year-old Indonesian, was arrested early Thursday.

“She was also positively identified from the CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest,” Abu Bakar said in an earlier statement.

It was not immediately clear whether the women were using fake passports, but the Indonesia Foreign Ministry confirmed, based on information provided by the Malaysian police, that the Aishah was an Indonesian citizen and has requested consular access to her.

Separately, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysia’s deputy prime minister, confirmed that the man who was killed was indeed Kim Jong Nam, the son of former leader Kim Jong Il and older half-brother of Kim Jong Un.

The man was carrying North Korean passport bearing the name “Kim Chol,” a known alias for Kim Jong Nam.

“The North Korean embassy has confirmed the identity. This is what the police informed us,” Zahid told reporters. Kim Jong Nam appeared to have had two passports with two different names – one “authentic” and one an “undercover document,” he said.

However, although the autopsy has now been completed – despite protests from North Korean diplomats based in Kuala Lumpur, who wanted to body released to them immediately – there is still no word on the cause of death.

A North Korean man driving a black Mercedes with North Korean diplomatic plates refused to answer a journalist’s questions when he drove into the embassy in Kuala Lumpur Thursday afternoon.

Embassy staff have removed the buzzer from the gate to stop journalists from ringing it.

Malaysia would return Kim Jong Nam’s body to North Korea, Zahid said Thursday, but there were still “procedures to be followed.”

“Our policy is that we have to honor our bilateral relations with any foreign country,” he told reporters.


Tzipi Livni threatened with arrest if she lands in Brussels

(JTA) — Tzipi Livni will be detained and questioned in connection with war crimes charges if she lands in Brussels, a Belgian Justice Ministry official said ahead of the Israeli politician’s planned visit there.

On Thursday, Belgium’s Le Soir daily quoted a federal prosecutor as confirming authorities intention to detain Livni, a centrist lawmaker, as per a complaint filed against her by a local pro-Palestinian group in connection with Israel’s 2009 assault on Hamas in Gaza when Livni was foreign minister.

According to Israel Radio correspondent Simon Aran, Livni has pulled out of the event, citing “personal reasons.”

Thierry Wertz, a spokesperson for the Brussels prosecutor’s office, told Le Soir that Livni is the subject of a 2010 complaint and that justice authorities “may use her arrival to try and advance the investigation.”

Livni was due in Brussels on Monday to attend a conference organized by the European Jewish Association on the security of Jewish communities and anti-Semitism, as well as a discussion at the European Parliament on countering attempts to boycott and isolate Israel.

Pro-Palestinian entities have repeatedly filed charges against Israeli officials, including former prime ministers Ehud Olmert and Ariel Sharon, in European countries. In some cases, such as in Britain, authorities prevented Israelis from being detained by executive order. In others, they warned Israelis subject to a detention order, which would be seen as a diplomatic embarrassment to Israel and its allies, not to touch down.

WATCH: Cops violently arrest black man suspected of stealing car — that turns out to be his own (LOL….)



Evanston Police released a dash cam video on Wednesday of a 2015 interaction between an officer and a black engineering doctoral candidate accused of stealing his own car.

On October 10, 2015, a woman called the cops on Lawrence Crosby—who was working on his own vehicle—to report that a black man appeared to be breaking into a car and stealing it, Fox Chicago reports.

“Hi somebody’s trying to break into, somebody’s trying to break into a car,” she told the 9-11 dispatcher, later adding, ”I think the person just got into the car.”

Crosby was driving towards the Northwestern University campus when police pulled him over. His car was equipped with its own dash cam video, and on the recording Crosby can be heard telling someone he suspected he was being followed.

Police pulled him over in a church parking lot, where Crosby was violently detained for stealing his own car.

“On the ground, on the ground, down on the ground—down on the ground, turn around,” police said as several officers swarmed Crosby and forced him to the pavement. He was charged with resisting arrest and disobeying an officer.

Evanston Alderman Brian Miller—who’s running for mayor—told Fox Chicago he’s furious with what’s shown on the video, saying it should be a “wakeup call” for the police department.

“I understand being a police officer is a tough job, but we need them to exercise judgment in their day to day operations,” Miller said “And in this situation, within ten seconds of Mr. Crosby getting out of his car with his hands in the air, he was tackled, he was kneed while he was standing up, then he was punched repeatedly by multiple officers, for allegedly stealing his own car. Our police officers need to be better than that.”

A judge threw out the criminal charges against Crosby. He filed civil rights lawsuit against the Evanston Police Department.

Tunisia arrests 3 linked to Berlin truck killer

MILAN, Italy — Tunisia’s Interior Ministry said Saturday that police have arrested the nephew of Anis Amri and two others suspected of belonging to the same extremist network.

The ministry says in a statement that Amri — suspected of driving a truck into a Christmas market crowd in Berlin, killing 12 — had sent his 18-year-old nephew Fedi money to join him in Europe. It is unclear whether the suspects helped Amri flee Berlin.

The nephew was arrested in Amri’s hometown of Oueslatia while the others were arrested in Tunis. The arrests occurred Saturday.

Meanwhile, Spain’s Interior Minister says police are investigating whether the Amri was in contact with another possible extremist in Spain.

Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido told Spanish radio station Cope that Spanish police are looking into a tip passed on by German authorities that Anis Amri had developed a contact in Spain.

Zoido said “we are studying all possible connections (between Amri) and our country, above all with one specific person.”

On Monday, Amri’s fingerprints and wallet were found in a truck that plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 56 others. After fleeing from Germany and through France, he was shot dead by Italian police in Milan on Friday.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack.

Also Saturday, a casket containing the body of the Italian victim of the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin has arrived in Rome.

The body of Fabrizia di Lorenzo, 31, arrived at Rome’s Ciampino airport at midday, five days after she was killed.

David Lane: Police Powers are Used to Arrest, Prosecute or Murder the Last True White Resisters

No tyranny can exist without police powers to enforce the ruler’s “laws” and punish rebels or free thinkers.

The enforcers are called soldiers when sent to other countries and police when operating inside a country. But their function is the same. The Roman Legions were Caesar’s police powers. They collected tribute from most of the White population of the world. They brought tens of thousands of slaves from other White nations to Rome, to serve degenerate rulers or to be butchered in brutal spectacles.

When 90,000 slaves led by Spartacus revolted in BCE 71 the survivors were crucified along the Appian Way.

When the powers behind the Roman Empire discovered that religion aided in enslaving the nations, the Roman Catholic(universal) Church was created. It, too, had its police powers. They murdered, tortured and burned at the stake tens of thousands of heretics, philosophers, scientists, free thinkers and later, Protestants. After the reformation the Protestants had their police powers. They burned thousands of Catholics, witches, pagans, free thinkers and heretics at the stake. The Soviet Union had its police powers. The best known were the KGB and the GRU. They tortured and murdered millions.

America was formed to be the police power of a New World Order. Some statements of the founding fathers indicate otherwise, but all politicians are deceivers and liars. The Cabalism in the Great Seal of the United States seen on the back of a dollar bill, where the 13 stars form the Jewish Star of David, was designed by the Masonic founding fathers. The words “E Pluribus Unum” and “Novus Ordo Seclorum” tell the story. Furthermore, intent can only be discerned by action and results. As the police power of the Zionist New World Order, America has helped maim and murder 200 million people through wars and revolutions in countries thousands of miles away for two centuries. Today America has occupation troops, i.e. police powers, in 100 countries. The media and government called the Vietnam War “a police action.” Police actions are performed by police powers. All who enforce the power of the rulers, be they military, cops, prison guards, prosecutors, judges or the media, are “Police Powers.”

At Waco, Texas the police powers of America burned alive 87 innocent people including many children. At Dresden and Hamburg the police powers of America burned alive many tens of thousands of innocents, a high percentage of whom were children.

America’s police powers murdered Kathy Ainsworth, Vicki Weaver, Sammy Weaver, Gordon Kahl, Robert Mathews and others, to say nothing of millions falsely imprisoned or financially destroyed by malicious prosecution. When the 101st Airborne used bayonets to force racial integration in the schools of Dixie, that was police power. When the cops beat the White mothers of South Boston into bloody submission for protesting the racial integration of their schools, that was police power.

Famed lawyer Jerry Spence stated at a Bar Association meeting in Montana that he had never seen a case in Federal courts where the prosecution did not present false evidence and perjured testimony. When the Federals set the example, the lesser courts follow suit. This is police power as it has been throughout history. The rulers want a result and the police powers make it happen. By the very nature of governments the police must be the most brutal and unthinking segment of the population. The external police powers, the military, like to get their recruits while young in order to teach unquestioning obedience. The holy mantra taught to the police powers and to the masses consists of these two words, “The Law.” In reverent terms the judges, lawyers, politicians and media proclaim, “It’s The Law.” So what is this holy icon called “The Law?”

In 1461 Philip, Duke of Burgundy, having lost his hair in an illness, forced by decree 500 of his nobles to sacrifice their own locks as well. When Francis I of France decided to grow a beard to conceal a scar on his chin, he forced his whole male population by law to follow suit. Tsar Peter the Great of Russia enforced a tax on those with beards, which would be hacked off on the spot if seen in public without the required tax receipt. But that hardly scratches the surface of the criminal enterprise known as “The Law.” “The Law” is codified slavery. It is what the rich, powerful and clever use to enslave the masses. Often “The Law” is put into written form, such as the Magna Carta, the U.S. Constitution, so-called criminal codes, etc. This is done to deceive the sheep, for “The Law” has never applied to the rulers. “The Law” is not for Ted Kennedy, or Bill Clinton, or O.J. Simpson, nor is it for the politicians who kill tens or hundreds of millions in their never-ending wars. “The Law” is not for Lon Horiuchi, who shot an innocent woman’s head off as she nursed her baby. “The Law” does not restrict the rulers or their favorites, only their victims. The first and most fundamental function of the media, be they town criers of ages past or the slicksters of TV today, is to maintain a false illusion of moral authority for the police powers. The media demonize foreign countries and leaders to justify intervention and slaughter by America’s police powers. The media glorify the police and justify the imprisonment of two million Americans.

Early TV programs, such as Dragnet, glamorized the police and promoted worship of police power. Since then there have been dozens, if not hundreds of TV programs indoctrinating Americans with worship of the police. Many awakening Americans already know the media are a propaganda device, but have failed to recognize that a major portion is devoted to glorification of police powers. Rulers create “The Law” and police powers to enforce it. Those who violate “The Law” are called criminals and other pejoratives. But who are the real criminals?

A law to be valid and worthy of obeying must be true to natural law, and of course, Nature’s highest law is the preservation of one’s own kind. A law should be based on enduring moral codes and societal benefit. And in the interest of freedom, no more laws should be passed or enforced than absolutely and direly needed. That means damn few laws at all, especially on a national level. National governments simply must not be allowed to legislate morality; venue must remain at the local level. Neither must religion be given that power, although a folkish religion subtly influences behavior, which is beneficial. Legislating morality on a national level leads to endless evils and constant changes.

While drugs and perversions which are destructive to individuals and to the folk are to be condemned, wise men know that the tyranny of governments and priestcrafters using their “Law” dwarfs any acts by individuals a thousand times, nay, a million times over.

One day alcohol was legal in America. The rulers passed a law making it illegal, so thousands went to prison and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms became a monstrous police power. Another day the rulers rescinded prohibition and what thousands went to prison for was no longer a crime. Still their lives and families had been destroyed. And as long as Edgar Bronfman, head of the World Jewish Congress, owns Seagram’s Whiskey, alcohol is not likely to again become a crime.

“The Law” is codified slavery.

George Bush, William Clinton and the CIA smuggle billions of dollars worth of illegal drugs into the U.S., while relatively inconsequential marijuana growers and smokers go to prison for decades.

“The Law” is tyranny.

The rulers pass laws against gambling; they say it is to protect families. Unless, of course, they get their tax cut from lotteries and paramutual betting, then they promote it.

“The Law” is deception.

In America’s federal prisons there are many so-called bank robbers; it is a contradiction in terms. A banker is a usurer. Usury, interest on money at any percentage, is a high crime. The only difference between 2% and 20% interest is the amount of time until the usurer owns everything. Ancient religious texts properly prescribe the death penalty for usurers. There is only one greater crime than usury, that is violation of Nature’s highest law, the preservation of one’s own kind. One Central Banker like Alan Greenspan, or Volker or Burns, the last three chairmen of the Federal Reserve, all Jews, steals more wealth from the folk every minute of every day than has ever been retrieved by all the so-called bank robbers in history.

“The Law” is plunder.

Some say that large modern countries need a national police force. No, no! A thousand times, NO! Perhaps a cooperative investigative body and data base to identify mobile offenders, but arrest and prosecution powers must not be ceded to national governments. Punishment for offenses against folkish communities may include fines, restitution, banishment, corporal punishment, or in extreme cases, execution. But building more prisons is pure ignorance. Punishment for those who do not worship the rulers’ “Law” changes with time and circumstance. In olden times if a starving serf killed a deer in order to feed his family, he was hanged for stealing one of the King’s deer, then drawn and quartered in the public square as a lesson in deterrence. In this century on live radio or TV we listen or watch as America bombs or burns millions alive in Germany or Iraq, or burns Davidians, Mathews or Kahl alive.

There are many more subtle lessons for the masses. Hardly a day goes by that both national and local media do not show alleged malefactors, dressed in prison clothes, chained hand, foot and waist, as the police powers parade them to and from the star chambers of deception and injustice called courts. Of course for the real criminals, like Boesky, Levine and Milken, who steal hundreds of billions, the punishment is a slap on the wrist, a few months in one of ZOG’s country club prisons. As the only reason they were prosecuted at all is because they were too blatant, not properly discreet.

For the masses, the judges hand out life sentences like candy. I received 190 years for resisting the Judeo-American murder of the White race. Collectively the Order Bruders Schweigen were sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. Do you suppose they will imprison our bones in a corner of their gulags after we die? And the prisons we inhabit are not country clubs. Think of being a small minority in a prison filled with colored races, inflamed to hatred of the “evil White man” by the media. Or think of spending the rest of your life in a small bathroom with another man whose odors, sounds and habits may be repulsive. Think of spending the rest of your life without a single sensory experience that is not mental torture. That is what every White man knows awaits him if he effectively resists genocide.

Many Whites want “The Law” to protect them from the Negroes who rape, rob and kill at ever-increasing rates and with near impunity. But “The Law” has sentenced the White race to death. Furthermore, it is improper to label actions by Negroes against Whites, or vice versa, as crimes. Nature decrees that the males of different races cannot inhabit the same territory, for such is racial death. Males are designed to pursue women, so an undeclared war exists when “The Law” dictates racial integration. War is not a crime! Napoleon proclaimed, “He who saves a nation violates no law!”

All peaceful methods of resistance to the forced-mixing and murder of the White race in the “democratic” world are totally blocked by censorship, by media character assassination and by governmental decrees. So, the only recourse remaining is covert action, of both military and propaganda types. America’s police powers are used to arrest, prosecute or murder the last true White resisters. With your last breath curse the police, for they are the ultimate murderers of the White race.

“Do not give yourself into slavery,as long as it still remains open to you to die freely.” – Euripides

Dylann Storm Roof’s Arrest Interview is One Big Conflicting Story



By Russ Winter of The New Nationalist

Dylann Storm Roof’s arrest interview by two FBI agents in North Carolina has just been released and can be viewed below.

My notes are as follows:

At 9:15: Dylann Roof in the interview said he shot four or five black people.

He only missed this by five or six people. In the official narrative, nine people were killed by Roof, and a 10th wounded victim – an extraordinary professional assassin level kill-wound ratio. In the interview Roof said he never practiced range firing, just a little horsing out in the country- so doesn’t combine.

At 10:15: Roof sat at the bible study appraising the situation for 15 minutes. A critical thinker might conclude that Roof would know the number of people with which he was dealing within say within one or two, if not precisely. But Roof thought there were four fewer than what was all alleged. Roof in interview said about eight were there around three tables.

At 1:03:00: The FBI agent rehashes the interview and says there were 10. There is no basis for saying 10 as Roof at no point in the interview stated 10, only eight. Looks like they messed up on the script, because the official narrative claims that 13 people, including the shooter, participated in the Bible study.

In the year and a half since the “event” no crime scene photos of the carnage and layout have been released to the public. This is supposed to suffice as “graphic photographic evidence”.

At 8:30, Roof showed he had no idea about what date is was, saying, “it’s July?”. Agents corrected him, “no it’s June right now.” The interview was conducted June 18. How many people in the real world are two weeks off on the date?

At 9:45 Roof said he didn’t talk to anybody before shooting. As he was shooting, he told people to shut up, don’t talk to him. This is inconsistent with the survivors, who claimed he rattled off incessant slurs and threats.

At 22:20: Roof stated that everybody was “sitting around tables” and then “dove under tables,” and that nobody ran. This despite the fact that Roof reloaded seven times (at 22:00). One largely empty table is shown in the blurry photo taken seconds before the shooting. Really? Everybody meaning 12 people? Tight fit. Isn’t that something?

At 25:00: Roof stated that he “was in absolute awe” that police weren’t outside waiting. He had no escape plan, even though the shooting only lasted six minutes. Six minutes would have been a hell of a fast response.

At 11:50-13:30: Roof discusses his bag and weaponry- stated he carried a Glock 45 and seven magazines with 11 bullets each in a large black bag hanging in front.”

This CCTV photo shows Roof entering the church. Instead of a “large bag,” he has a small pouch around his waist. This pouch needs to hold the Glock 45 and seven 11-bullet magazines and without drawing attention. Doesn’t combine.

At 12:05: Listen carefully Roof says, “It [the gun] was in my bag. I dropped it-the bag.”

At 12:35: He describes the bag as big and heavy.

Additionally, the time stamp on the CCTV is July 6, 2015, at 08:16:58 in the morning. The alleged shooting was on the evening of June 17, 2015.

The temperature was very hot and humid that summer evening, but Dylann Storm Roof is dressed for some other day. Incredibly, he is even double layered for extra warmth.

At 1:10:00: Roof said he couldn’t remember when he decided to act out.

The rest of the interview is a nonsensical rendition on why he did it, and his convoluted philosophy. This is probably enough to get the zero critical thinkers upset and distracted away from the conflicting details of Roof describing the “crime scene.” I give the Crime Syndicate an F on this staged deception. Where was the A team on this one?

“Defense attorney” David Bruck: brought in for another secretive Star Chamber “trial” and deep sixing

And it doesn’t get more red-flag than this. Dylann Storm Roof is being represented by David Bruck, who was co-counsel to Attorney Judy Clarke in the mock trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused perpetrator of the Boston Marathon bombing hoax. Bruck also played a role in the bogus trial of “Palestinian” Zayd Hassan Abd al-Latif Masud al-Safarini, who was said to have hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986.

It gets even more curious when one considers that Roof was an alleged white supremacist, Tsarnaev was an alleged “radicalized Muslim” AND al-Safarini was an alleged “Palestinian terrorist,” and all would employ the services of a man (or operative) who comes from an elite Jewish billionaire family that started and owned Bruck Mills in Montreal. His grandfather, Gerald, was president and spokesman of the Canadian Textile Institute. His father, Gerald, was president and CEO of Bruck Mills until 1978. His mother is Ninamae Finkelstein. David Bruck went to Harvard and wrote for the Harvard Crimson. As a background and network researcher, I must state that open-source information for this influential, wealthy family looks strangely scrubbed.

Last week South Carolina released the Roof file and, naturally, it was about 90% redacted.

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You can’t make this stuff up.

This article originally appeared on The New Nationalist and was republished here with permission.

Spanish police arrest man for trying to join Islamic State

MADRID — Spanish police arrested a man at Madrid’s Barajas airport on Sunday who was attempting to join the Islamic State extremist group in war-torn Syria.

Spain’s Interior Ministry said the suspect was detained by authorities in Jordan, where he was attempting to cross into Syria, and then handed over to Spain’s Civil Guard for arrest.

The suspect is a Spanish citizen of Palestinian origin who lives on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands archipelago.

The suspect had been under police surveillance since 2014 when police detected that he was “in the process of jihadist radicalization” after having “consumed propaganda from the (IS) terrorist group which had led him to be willing to travel and join their ranks.”

The suspect had already tried to enter Syria via Turkey in July, when Turkish authorities apprehended him and sent him back to Spain, according to Spanish police. He then planned to make a second attempt to reach Syria by traveling to Jordan earlier this month.

Spanish police have arrested 164 individuals suspected of forming part of Islamic extremist groups since 2015.

Kosovo arrests 19 in Islamic State plot to attack Israel soccer match

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo Police on Wednesday said they had arrested 19 people they suspected of being involved in an Islamic State plot to carry out terror attacks in Kosovo and neighboring Albania, including an assault during a football match between Albania and Israel this past weekend.

Police said the arrests were made over the past 10 days and that the suspects had planned “synchronized terror attacks,” without going into further detail.

“They were planning to commit terrorist attacks in Kosovo and also [an attack] against [the] Israeli football team and their fans during the Albania-Israel match,” Kosovo police said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that weapons, explosives, ammunition and a drone were seized during the sweep.

The police said the suspects were communicating and receiving orders from an Islamic State member, Lavdrim Muhaxheri, the self-declared “commander of Albanians in Syria and Iraq.”

Last week, a Kosovo court ordered seven of the suspects detained for a month while the investigation continued. The seven belonged to one network that notably planned to attack a stadium in the northern Albanian town of Shkodra during the country’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Israel last Saturday, according to media reports.

Israel's Eran Zahavi (center) celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup 2018 qualifier football match Albania versus Israel at the Elbasan Arena stadium in Elbasan on November 12, 2016.  (AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKU)

Police said at the time that they were plotting “terrorist attacks” with their counterparts from Albania and Macedonia against the same targets in the two countries.

According to local media reports, the network in Kosovo consists of around 30 members and is a branch of a wider group in Albania and Macedonia, of which some remained at large.

Albanian special policemen take part in a security briefing at the Elbasan Arena stadium before the 2018 World Cup group G qualifying football match between Albania and Israel, in Elbasan on November 12, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKU

The Israel-Albania match was held in the central town of Elbasan for amid tight security on Saturday. Israel won 3-0 and moved into third place with nine points in its soccer World Cup qualifying Group G.

Earlier last week, Israel said the Islamic State group had been planning attacks in the Balkans and specifically warned its citizens not to attend the match.

Portland Anti-Trump ‘Riot’ Sees Dozens Arrested, Clashes With Police (VERY VERY GOOD!!!)

A protest in Portland, Oregon, against President-elect Donald Trump boiled over into what police described as a “riot” overnight Thursday after some demonstrators armed with bats smashed stores and cars, and others lit fires.

Image: Portland Protests Against Trump
Protesters marched through the streets of Portland, Oregon, late Thursday to voice their anger with Donald Trump’s presidential election triumph. Alex Milan Tracy / Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA

Police arrested 26 people and responded with pepper spray and rubber bullets, labeling the 1,500-strong demonstration an “unlawful assembly” and a “riot” — a class-C felony.

According to Portland police, many in the crowd were trying to stop those responsible from vandalizing property and spray-painting messages such as “Dump Trump” and “F— Trump.”

PHOTOS: Scenes of Fury as Portland Protests Turn Violent

Video showed large crowds chanting “peaceful protest” and making the peace sign.

Trump initially tweeted saying that the “professional protesters” had been “incited by the media” and called the situation “very unfair!” He followed that up with a more conciliatory message early Friday that “the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country.”

Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!

Those who were vandalizing property were dubbed “anarchists” by police, who urged peaceful protesters to leave the area.

Video posted to social media appeared to show a small group of people armed with baseball bats smashing shop windows.


Dave Northfield, a reporter on the ground with NBC affiliate KGW, said that 19 cars had been smashed at a Toyota dealership, one with a cinder block.

This one of 19 cars smashed by protesters. One block away were police in riot gear keeping them from I-5

Portland police said there had been “extensive criminal damage” and the Oregon Department of Transportation closed portions of interstates 5 and 84 as the protest swept nearby streets.

Image: Police detain a demonstrator during a protest in Portland, Oregon
Police detain a demonstrator during an anti-Trump protest in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday. STEVE DIPAOLA / Reuters

The demonstration marked the second night of protests across the country since Trump’s election victory early Wednesday.

In Oakland, California, a demonstration on Thursday night that began with about 30 demonstrators grew to 1,000 in the city’s downtown.

At least 11 people were arrested and seven given citations, police said, for charges ranging from assault on officers to vandalism to failure to disperse.

The impromptu march blocked traffic and some people walked onto a freeway, police added. Protesters threw bottles and Molotov cocktails at officers, although no one was reported injured.

Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters descended on downtown Los Angeles on Thursday — a smaller crowd from the night before — with about 185 people arrested or detained early Friday for mostly blocking streets and minors violating curfews, police told NBC News. Officers themselves blocked entrances to freeways and there were no reported injuries.

People have also taken to the streets in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver and elsewhere, rallying around the slogan “not my president.”

Iowa Police Arrest Suspect in ‘Ambush’ Killings of 2 Officers

DES MOINES — They were each on overnight patrols early Wednesday, a rookie police officer and a veteran a few miles apart in the Des Moines area, when officials say they had the lethal misfortune to cross paths with an armed, disturbed man whose life was unraveling. Each officer was gunned down in the driver’s seat of his patrol car, without so much as a chance to unholster his weapon.

Investigators quickly identified a suspect in the slayings, who then surrendered — a local man described as a troubled loner who was familiar to the police in his suburban town, Urbandale. He had a string of arrests and confrontations with officers and others, but nothing in his record approached the scale of violence that erupted here.

Just hours before the two officers were killed, a court had ordered the man, Scott M. Greene, 46, to move out of his mother’s house, after she accused him of emotional and physical abuse. A few weeks ago, the Urbandale police had escorted him out of a football game being played by his daughter’s high school, after he waved a Confederate flag in front of black students, leading to restrictions on his ability to set foot on school property.


Sgt. Anthony Beminio, left, of the Des Moines police and Officer Justin Martin of the Urbandale police were killed in separate attacks a few miles apart. CreditAgence France-Presse — Getty Images

But none of it added up to an explanation for the deadly assaults, said Sgt. Paul Parizek, a spokesman for the Des Moines Police Department, who added that the suspect appeared to have acted alone. “We may never actually know what motivated this act,” he said.

The shootings were the latest of a spike in killings of law enforcement officers this year, a trend that has alarmed the police and their supporters, and that has intensified election-year debates about relations between communities and the officers who patrol them. President Obama, in a statement, described the killings as “shameful acts of violence.”

“Sgt. Anthony Beminio and Officer Justin Martin represented our best, most decent instincts as human beings — to serve our neighbors, to put ourselves in harm’s way for someone else,” he said, offering his condolences to the officers’ families, fellow officers and communities.

Just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, the police in Urbandale, a city of 45,000, responded to reports of gunfire at the intersection of 70th Street and Aurora Avenue — the location of the football stadium Mr. Greene had been thrown out of, just a few blocks from his home. There they found Officer Martin, 24, who became an officer just last year, shot to death.


Scott Michael GreeneCreditDes Moines Police Department, via Twitter

Ross McCarty, the Urbandale police chief, said a gunman had walked up to the side of the patrol car and fired “over 15 and under 30” rounds, leaving .223-caliber shell casings scattered on the pavement.

Around 1:30 a.m., about a mile and a half away at Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Avenue in Des Moines, Sergeant Beminio, 39, of the Des Moines police, was found killed in a similar ambush. Officials said he was married and had children.

“It doesn’t look like there was an exchange of conversation; there definitely wasn’t an opportunity for these officers to defend themselves,” Sergeant Parizek said.

Within hours, officials had named Mr. Greene as a suspect; they would not say what evidence led to him but said he was well known to the Urbandale police. “Most of our officers have some understanding of Mr. Greene,” Chief McCarty said.

On Oct. 14, school officials asked Mr. Greene to leave the Urbandale High School football game, saying he was creating a disturbance. The encounter, which was captured on video, showed police officers urging him to leave the school grounds and giving him a trespassing warning, as Mr. Greene insisted he had broken no laws.

The video, apparently shot by Mr. Greene and posted on Oct. 16 to a YouTube account in his name, does not show what set off the police intervention. But in the video, the man, who is referred to by an officer as Mr. Greene, repeatedly demands that officers return his flag and file assault and robbery charges against “the African-American people that were behind me,” who he said hit him and took his flag.

That same day, the police were called to the home of his mother, Patricia Ann Greene, where Mr. Greene lived, along with his teenage daughter, the youngest of his three children. He was caring for a pit bull belonging to his older daughter, but his mother wanted the dog out of the house, and he accused her of grabbing him by a necklace and hitting him, according to court records, leading to her arrest.

Days later, Ms. Greene accused her son of abuse and financial exploitation, and she asked for an order of protection against him. In a hearing in District Court for Polk County, a judge granted that request, ordering Mr. Greene out of the house by next Sunday and to pay his mother $10,000.


Police officers gathered evidence at the site where two Des Moines-area officers were shot and killed in Urbandale, Iowa, on Wednesday. CreditCharlie Neibergall/Associated Press.

It appears unlikely that Mr. Greene could have paid the $10,000; he filed for bankruptcy in 2007, and the fees he owed a court from a pair of 2014 criminal cases were recently referred for debt collection. He had worked part time at two hardware stores, but had quit, saying he hoped to find full-time work so he could support his daughter, said Gordon Sterk, the owner of the stores.

He was a good employee, Mr. Sterk said, and “I’ve never known him as a hater of anyone or anything.”

In April 2014, the Urbandale police charged Mr. Greene with interference with official acts, after he resisted officers’ efforts to pat him down for weapons. He was “known to go armed,” the police report stated, and was “noncompliant, hostile, combative and made furtive movements towards his pockets.” He fought with officers, who used a Taser to subdue and arrest him.

Just two days later, he was arrested again and charged with harassment, accused of approaching a man in an Urbandale parking lot, shining a flashlight at him, threatening to kill him and using a racial slur. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in both cases and was fined and given probation.

Mr. Greene was arrested on an assault charge in 2001, but the charges were dropped.

People who know Mr. Greene said that the events of recent years, including the end of his marriage and the death of his father, had taken a toll on him. Some said he had served in the military in Iraq or Afghanistan, but the Pentagon said it had no record of Mr. Greene having been in the military.

“His wife left him” and “his kids got separated from him,” said Tim Tinkle, a neighbor.

Another neighbor, Patti Draughn, said her husband, Larry, fished with Mr. Greene occasionally, and she described him as a “loner” and “a sad man.”

The Greenes live in a one-story beige house with a Trump-Pence sign in the front yard, in a neighborhood where many people say they do not bother to lock their doors. But residents woke up Wednesday to the sight of a SWAT team surrounding the home.

Later that morning, on a gravel road along Interstate 80 in Dallas County, west of Des Moines, Mr. Greene flagged down a passing employee of the state’s Department of Natural Resources, showed his identification and told the employee to call 911, Sergeant Parizek said. Sheriff’s deputies and state troopers responded, found him unarmed and took him into custody, the sergeant said, but Mr. Greene complained of a medical problem and was taken to a hospital.

Investigators were searching for the gun or guns used in the shootings.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the number of officers fatally shot in the line of duty nationwide is up sharply this year, to 52 through Nov. 2, compared with 33 by the same date in 2015, which was one of the safest years on record for officers. The organization has noted with particular alarm an increase in “ambush killings,” to 14 this year, up from three in the same time period last year.

On July 7, five police officers were gunned down in Dallas by Micah Johnson, an Army veteran who was angered by police treatment of African-Americans. Days later, three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, La., by Gavin Long, who had a history of paranoid rantings. The killings led to a campaign with the slogan “Blue Lives Matter.”