Thousands of Christian gather in Portland for “Riots to Revival” worship event
While a riot went on in one part of Portland and a fire was started at a city police union building, thousands of Christians gathered in another part of the city to sing worship music this past weekend.
According to Fox News, worshippers met in Waterfront Park Saturday evening for “Riots to Revival,” featuring Christian musician Sean Feucht. He had previously hosted similar worship gatherings in California despite COVID-19 restrictions.
“White, Black, Hispanic – we came and released our song of hope over this city. People gave their lives to Jesus; hundreds of people — we baptised people in the river behind us. There was so much joy that took over the streets of that city last night,” he said.
The worship service happened just five miles away where another crowd broke a window and started a fire inside the Portland Police Association’s office. Protestors also reportedly vandalised the building with spray paint and broke security cameras.
Police called the crowd “hostile” and said three officers were injured as protestors threw glass bottles and used lasers to shine on the officers.