VIDEO=> Angry Socialists Protest Navy Ship Commissioning of USS Portland

“F*CK THE MILITARY!” screams one protester, later identified as transgender activist Alyssa Pagan.

“HEY HEY, USA, HOW MANY KIDS HAVE YOU KILLED TODAY!” chants the crowd, after the aforementioned Pagan screams “YOU MOTHERF*CKERS ARE SADISTIC!”

Along with anti capitalist and black lives matter rants, these were the sights and sounds in Portland (of course, duh) as a relatively paltry crowd showed up to protest the commissioning of the USS Portland, the Navy’s newest warship.

According to the Facebook event page, the protest was staged by the Portland chapter of the Democratic Socialists Of America, along with Veterans For Peace Chapter 72, Portland’s Resistance, Portland Rising Tide, Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, Socialist Alternative – Portland, Queer Liberation Front, Oregon Students Empowered, Portland Jobs with Justice, and Workers World Party – Portland.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, along with other dignitaries, held an event to commission the new ship across the fenced off parking lot, in the shipyards along the Willamette River, and Portland police wouldn’t let the protesters get too close.

KOIN 6 News brings us this report with some of the details of the USS Portland, a San Antonio class ship.


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