4 thoughts on “Portland, Oregon – Yesterday’s Tomorrow

  1. Cassandra says:

    “One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as a large caravan of Donald Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said.
    It wasn’t clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about 600 vehicles was confronted by protesters in the city’s downtown.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/30/fatal-shooting-in-portland-as-trump-supporters-clash-with-black-lives-matter-protesters
    “The chaotic scene came two days after Trump invoked Portland as a liberal city overrun with violence in a speech at the Republican National Convention as part of his “law and order” re-election campaign theme. The caravan marked the third Saturday in a row that Trump supporters have rallied in the city.
    The caravan of Trump supporters had gathered earlier in the day at a nearby mall and drove as a group to the heart of Portland. As they arrived in the city, protesters attempted to stop them by standing in the street and blocking bridges.
    Videos from the scene showed sporadic fighting, as well as Trump supporters firing paintball pellets at opponents and using bear spray as counter-protesters threw things at the Trump caravan.’
    “Clashes escalate in downtown Portland after Trump rally in Clackamas” https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/08/trump-event-draws-hundreds-to-clackamas-mall-ahead-of-planned-portland-rally-live-updates.html “Police have not said whether the killing was related to the demonstrations.
    The man’s body lay on Southwest Third Avenue near Alder Street. Next to the body was camouflage gear with infidel and thin blue line patches, which commonly indicate support for law enforcement. Police taped off the area.”

  2. Harbinger says:

    “What is the right-wing group Patriot Prayer linked to Portland confrontations and who is Joey Gibson?” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/30/patriot-prayer-joey-gibson-portland-protests/5674611002/

    “Patriot Prayer is a far-right group based in the Portland, Oregon area” (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Prayer
    Re: Joey Gibson see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Gibson_(political_activist) “In August 2019, Gibson, along with five other men were criminally charged for allegation of involvement in a violent altercation on May 1 in a riot, which took place outside Cider Riot. A woman was beaten unconscious and had her vertebrae broken. He was indicted for felony riot by the Multnomah County District Attorney on August 15. The owner of the business has also sued Gibson and associates for $1 million for their actions. A Navy veteran referred to as “Ben”, who had infiltrated Patriot Prayer and took videos of the violence at their rallies, was expected to testify at Gibson’s trial.” (see footnotes).

    “They tried to get Trump to care about right-wing terrorism. He ignored them. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/26/trump-domestic-extemism-homeland-security-401926 Officials at the Department of Homeland Security waged a years long internal struggle to get the White House to pay attention to the threat of violent domestic extremists. Frustrated, they gave up on the Trump administration.”

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