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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
What a bunch of idiots! ALL OF THEM!
What was the point of this demonstration, again?
originally posted by: infolurker
Why does Portland refuse to police this insanity? It is not hard to do, put up a "dead zone" around the meeting and arrest anyone who crosses / enters it regardless of what "side" they are on. Easy solution... instead, they are pro-actively stating that they will NOT intervene!
Hell, cancel the event if needed. This is crazy. Put up a no-mans-land ASAP. Can they really be this dense?
This time both sides may be carrying firearms!
This is a murder waiting to happen and the authorities seem to be encouraging it or letting it happen.
Patriot Prayer, Antifa to face off in Portland one month after brutal riot
A spokesman for Rose City Antifa, a prominent antifascist group in Portland, said its members physically confront their political opponents in the streets as a means to keep others in the city out of harm's way.
"We make no apologies for the use of force in keeping our communities safe from the scourge of right-wing violence," said the spokesman, who identified himself only by his first name David.
Members of the loosely-organized group often shield their identity to avoid becoming targets of law enforcement or political opponents.
Despite concerns over the ongoing clashes, the city has indicated it's unwilling to intervene. Mayor Ted Wheeler received widespread condemnation last year when he tried to derail a pro-Trump rally organized by Gibson only days after the fatal MAX train stabbing.
Antifa Advising People To ‘Bring Guns’ To Portland Protest