By VALERIE EDWARDS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 02:01 EST, 25 January 2021
UPDATED: 11:30 EST, 25 January 2021
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More than 200 Antifa protesters reportedly descended on Tacoma, Washington, where they busted the windows of buildings and set fires in the streets on Sunday, just a day after wreaking havoc in Portland.
Video footage and images showed broken glass scattered on the sidewalk outside of businesses and graffiti sprayed on the side of buildings.
Protesters started at least two fires in the area using a barricade for one and an American flag for the other. Dozens of Tacoma police officers were seen lined up on bikes as protesters approached them.
Late Sunday night, Tacoma police declared an ‘unlawful assembly’ as crowds continued to march through the streets protesting the department after an officer was see running over a man on Saturday
During the incident, a Tacoma Police vehicle is seen plowing through a group of pedestrians swarming it, knocking several people to the pavement, after authorities responded to reports of drag racers in the city’s downtown area.
The short video, which was shot by an onlooker just before 7pm local time on Saturday and later posted online, shows cars with squealing tires turning donuts on downtown streets.
Then the Tacoma Police patrol car – surrounded by people – surges forward, knocking roughly five people to the ground before driving off.
One person can be seen lying on the pavement as the police car’s wheels rolled over him. The severity of his injuries are unclear. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The officer behind the wheel then ‘stopped at a point of safety’ and called for help, according to Tacoma Police.