Four arrested, several injured, during protests by Right Wing group, and counter protests by AntiFa.

By | 2018-08-06T06:19:18+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , |12 Comments

Courtesy of CBS News:

Police in Portland, Oregon, used non-lethal riot control methods to control a crowd of hundreds of protesters gathered downtown on Saturday, CBS affiliate KOIN reports. Police started calling the demonstrations a “civil disturbance” but not a riot.

There were arrests and some injuries, but it wasn’t immediately clear how many. A reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive was bloodied when he was struck by a projectile. Eder Campuzano said later on Twitter he was “okay.”

Demonstrators aligned with Patriot Prayer and an affiliated group, the Proud Boys, gathered around mid-day in a riverfront park.

Hundreds of demonstrators faced them from across the street, holding banners and signs with opposition messages such as “Alt right scum not welcome in Portland.” Some chanted “Nazis go home.”

A giant group of people from several opposing political groups, including right-wing Patriot Prayer and self-described anti-fascists — or “Antifa” — came face-to-face on either side of Southwest Naito Parkway, where police tried to keep them separated, according to KOIN. When protesters refused police orders to get out of the street, officers fired rubber bullets and used flash bangs to control the crowd. Authorities said demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at officers.

Officers stood in the middle of the four-lane boulevard, essentially forming a wall to keep the two sides separated.

The counter-protesters were made up of a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights advocates, democratic socialists and other groups. They included people dressed as clowns and a brass band blaring music.

This is the third protest held in Portland by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson.

The other two ended in violence as well. 

I remember at the beginning of Trump’s presidency that one of the pundits on a cable news show said that he might damage the fabric of the country to such a degree that there would be violent protests in the streets just like in third world countries. 

Welcome to the banana republic that once was the greatest country on earth. 

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12 Comments

  1. Guurssk August 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I’m from this fuckers home town. If there was anyone you do not want to give free press to, it’s this pos grifter who’s main goal is to fill his piggy bank at any cost. Stop writing his name. We know who he is.

    • Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Raw Story article calls Vancouver a suburb of Portland. Oh, puh-leeze….you’re across the Columbia in a different state.
      Sometimes you just giggle.

      • Guurssk August 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm - Reply

        A suburb is a residential area that is on the edge of a city. The only thing separating Vancouver from Portland is half a bridge. I think that qualifies as on the edge. It has nothing to do with state lines. Why does it even matter?

    • Anon August 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply

      Who is “this fuckers?” and “pos grifter?” You end your comment with a threat.

      • Guurssk August 5, 2018 at 10:50 pm - Reply

        Threat. You sound like a proud little boy with your make believe threats. Tell it to the internet police, see where it gets you. You want me to write the POS’s name? Hahaha Don’t hold your breath, kid.

    • Anon August 5, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      I may be on the same ‘side’ as you but your comment makes it harder to tell.
      Threatening comments make your message less palatable even if you are
      fighting evil.These folks (Alr-right) use that natural visceral reaction against you.

  2. puck August 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    some of the nazis came in bullet proof vests, helmets, and armed. they came to fight. our home, being ruined by the orange psychopath in the White House.

    • Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

      I do not walk looking over my shoulder, and no one should. These people show up daring for a fight and to see themselves on the news.
      #KeepPortlandWeird

  3. Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Gun activist who put 3D blueprints online shrugs off potential murders
    Cody Wilson says “We should expect and have a mature attitude that bad things can happen.”

    Cody Wilson, the 25-year-old radical libertarian whose Defense Distributed has posted online blueprints for 3D-printed guns and has fought in court for the legal right to do so, knows that his actions may lead to gun violence and murders. But, he explained on Fox News Sunday, this is why we have a Second Amendment.

    Asked by host Chris Wallace on Sunday morning about the foreseeable impact of his efforts, Wilson showed no concern for the deaths he could enable.

    https://thinkprogress.org/gun-activist-who-put-3d-blueprints-online-shrugs-off-potential-murders-de4845e7df9e/

    • Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      It is highly doubtful that a 3-d printed gun is going to be used for crime. You’d have to be really stupid to even try firing one, certainly not more than once, without the risk of it blowing up in your hands. Any real criminal who actually uses guns…. would never trust their work and lives to a plastic printed gun.

      There are plenty of real guns out there legally or illegally obtainable. And if someone makes to make an illegal gun that will actually last… you ever hear of zip guns? They can essentially be made in minutes with parts from a hardware store. Shotgun zip-guns too. Usually limited to one shot at a time. But they will last.

      If someone actually has the right tools and skill, they can actually make an illegal fully functioning semi automatic or even fully automatic in their garage. It might not look pretty, but can be easily done.

  4. Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Worked in downtown Portland 38 years, now relocated eastside while city building is being brought up to code. Don’t miss it one bit.
    Small question for the sign: Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, has risen, believe the gospel, WTH are they doing there?
    Sermon On The Mount, anyone? That’s the gospel. I guess not. If they only could see their hypocrisy.

  5. Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    From my niece in Portland: “​Dave was attacked by white supremacists last night. ​He was at a tech job near the max stop before the airport and he saw two men dressed in proud boy gear harassing a young woman they perceived to be latina. They were following her, and yelling racist and sexist insults. He got in between them so she could get away. They kicked his legs out from under him, knocking him to the ground and giving him a bad concussion and a bruised up face. The base of his skull is also bruised. He doesn’t remember one hour of time last night, he “woke up” and was driving to the hospital.
    He is okay now. His balance was bad for awhile and he was slurring his speech, but he is able to think and talk coherently now. He is in a lot of pain.
    Dave did not want to call the police for a number of reasons – they probably couldn’t find the perpetrators and they honestly won’t really care.
    I have no doubt that these men came from the rally downtown yesterday, emboldened by other racists. I vacillate between feeling numb and terrified. I am so grateful that they didn’t use weapons, that I married someone who will always protect those who are victimized, and for a family who offers unconditional support during hard times.
    Be careful out there friends. Hug your loved ones. Travel in groups. Carry self defense weapons. Protect each other.”

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