Heavy Police Presence As Dueling Protests Grow Out Of Control in Portland
Portland police and their “partner agencies” have maintained a heavy presence so far throughout the dueling protests, working to keep the groups separated. A few people have been brought into custody, including a shirtless dude who has been shouting incoherently since the start, as he accosts several of the Trump supporters.
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) August 17, 2019
— Cory Elia (@TheRealCoryElia) August 17, 2019
PPB 11:30am updates:
Individuals are trying to infiltrate opposing groups.
There are reports of individuals carrying weapons and wearing protective equipment in multiple locations. (continued)
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 17, 2019
A couple of milkshakings have taken place as well.
The antifa thugs continue to shout obscenities at the Trump supporters, calling them pussies, as antifa gangs up 100-10. One antifa thug can be heard yelling “WHAT’S GREY AND LOOKS GOOD ON POLICE? THE WORLD TRADE CENTER!” at the cops. The guys carrying American flags are called nazis while the people carrying communist flags are considered to be the brave freedom fighters. Overall, the event has not gotten as crazy as people feared. Yet.
Here’s another guy taken into custody before the march got underway. Unclear why or what “side” he was on.
Antifa was already lighting dumpsters on fire before the marches began.
The bulk of antifa has broken off and have headed to the east side of the Willamette river, where several squads of riot cops have intercepted them. Stream via News2Share:
Antifa protests right-wing groups who rallied today in Portland.Filmed by Ford Fischer. Support News2Share: Patreon.com/n2sreports
Posted by News2Share on Saturday, August 17, 2019
Screenshots from the KOIN6 live feed.
Watch: Right-wing groups, antifa protest in downtown Portland, August 17, 2019. Story details here: http://bit.ly/2Z7GkwB
Posted by KOIN 6 on Saturday, August 17, 2019