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The Oregon city has been experiencing some of the most violent protests in the nation — with multiple assaults reported and even a shooting. On Saturday evening, 71 people were arrested — including the two involved in the shooting, who are now charged with attempted murder. The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
A group of rioters had also attacked a camera crew with a baseball bat at a protest in the extremely liberal city on Thursday evening.
Instead of the situation calming, it seems to have only grown more hostile towards the press over the weekend. On Saturday, the fifth day of protests, multiple members of the press were assaulted.
“Some protesters attacked a film crew. Bottles being thrown at police. Distractionary ‘bang’ devices being used to effect arrests,” the Portland Police tweeted after midnight on Sunday.
A flyer being distributed at the demonstration warned people to put down their cellphones, and began with large bold letters stating, “DONT(sic) SNITCH EVER.”
The flyer read as follows:
“DON’T SNITCH, EVER.
PUT DOWN YOUR CELLPHONES AND PARTICIPATE
DO NOT HELP THE POLICE IN IDENTIFYING PERSONS ENGAGED IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY
DON’T POST PROTEST VIDEOS TO SOCIAL MEDIA
A FEW THINGS YOU CAN DO:
JOIN, CELEBRATE, SHOW YOUR RAGE
YELL # THE POLICE
DRINK SOME WATER AND CHILL
FIND ONE ANOTHER
KEEP PEOPLE SAFE FROM PHYSICAL HARM
CONSIDER THIS A WARNING.”
A journalist at the Pacific Sentinel also reported that he was “warned” by masked protesters not to film them, and was also threatened in his direct messages on Twitter.
Bivins described seeing a local news camera being smashed, and said that the “danger is no secret.”
Protests have also been staged in Chicago, Washington, Dayton, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Providence, Las Vegas — and more.
DRINK SOME WATER AND CHILL
CONSIDER THIS A WARNING.
Rich irony this.
Rioters and protestors in Portland Oregon.
The irony? Well, as it is with BLM, they protest and burn down their communities.
These protests in Portland, by leftists protesting the Trump election, in one of the most severely leftist "progressive" cities in the US.
Honestly, for those of us who live in "fly over country" as opposed to one of the "coasts", why ever in the world would we care? These people could burn Portland Oregon to the ground for all I care.
The second irony...........they turn on the "press"? Really? The "press" is their ardent ally which provides them the media attention they must surely crave.