What the media and politicians painted as “violent right wing white supremacists chomping at the bit to engage in violence” turned into yet another left wing antifa riot-like scene, as the Proud Boys and other Trump supporters proved, as usual, to be peaceful and law abiding while the far left protesters came unhinged and once again terrorized Portland.
It was brilliantly played by former Infowars contributor Joe Biggs and Enrique Tarrio, head of the Proud Boys, who organized the “End Domestic Terrorism” protest. They had their peaceful protest that lasted for about an hour and a half, then they left. Antifa and other far left activists were left in the park, full of weeks of pent up rage, and they needed someone and something to take it out on. Unfortunately for the bystanders of Portland, they were once again subjected to the chaos from the left.
Violent antifa agitators targeted a young girl, used hammer and rocks to attack patriots who were getting on their bus to leave, assaulted bystanders with batons and threatened them skateboards, and stomped on one guy unconscious on the ground. This is in addition to the numerous instances of what appears to be some form of Disorderly Conduct as protesters sparred with police.
Police confiscated various weapons, such as sticks, shields, and bear mace. The Oregonian is reporting that at least 13 people were arrested:
Portland police made arrests around town — at least 13 — as people posted video of the confrontations, including black-clad protesters breaking the windows out of a bus that was said to carry Proud Boys supporters. One person arrested on the east side was bleeding from the head.
Elsewhere, a large group of left-wing protesters encircled a man and what appeared to be a young woman in American-flag garb, taunting, threatening and chasing them.
Police, who counted about 1,200 demonstrators, said they were scrambling to continue to try to keep the opposing groups apart. They also reported four injuries, all minor, including a person officers found hurt and sent to a hospital.
At 3:30 p.m., with the clashes abating, a group of left-wing protesters gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square and streets near it, where they continued to march and chant, blocking streets and prompting the civil disturbance declaration from police.
Later in the afternoon, police made more arrests, then pulled out of the area, leaving a mostly quiet crowd that by 5:30 p.m. had dwindled to about 100 people. By 6 p.m., few people remained.
UPDATE (Sunday afternoon): Police have released the names of those arrested. Only two were booked, the rest merely cited.
Portland Police Bureau is releasing identities of those arrested during demonstrations. Two people were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, nine were criminally cited and released, and two juveniles were referred to the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Juvenile Services Division.
Alexander G. Dial, 37, Charged with Attempted Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (photo)
John Doe (unidentified), unknown age, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (photo)
Cited in lieu of custody and released:
Michael A. Mitchell, 44, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Resist Arrest, Interfering with Police, Possession of Weapons in Park (city code)
Jamal O. Williams, 43, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Hezekiah Bulnes, 23, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Richard J. Klimek, 51, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Teagan Winkler, 21, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Interfering with Police
Alonna Mitsch, 26, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Ryan Georgioff, 30, Giving False Information to a Peace Officer
Zachary Lange, 21, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Brandon Howard, 33, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
1 male juvenile, 17, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
1 female juvenile, 15, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
Additional arrests and charges are still possible as investigations continue.
With their head in the sand (or up somewhere else), the “media” is framing it as if those arrested came from both sides of the dueling protest. It appears as though the media is doing everything possible to cover up the fact that all of the arrests were far left activists, and that the right wing side was peaceful throughout.
Over at antifa apologist rag Willamette Week, they were apparently too daft to realize what the goals and objectives of the demonstration were, saying things like “At 12:20, the Proud Boys stood aimlessly, as speculation was that antifa was heading across the bridge” and “That grand rhetoric contrasts with what their day actually looked like: wandering, lost and anxious, through unfamiliar streets while warning each other antifa was coming” whilst giving nary a paragraph about the acts of violence and carnage perpetrated by their communist flag carrying comrades of the leftist organizations.
The Portland Mercury only makes mention that 13 people were arrested, neglecting to say that they were all from left wing groups, while also complaining that police stopped antifa from stalking the Trump crowd across the Hawthorne bridge.
Mainstream media, such as KGW, also does their best to not mention that all of the arrests and violence came from the far left.
Pressure has been mounting on the Portland Police Bureau over the years due their apparent favoritism of far left groups, and many say mayor Ted Wheeler is directing police to stand down. The criticism started ramping during the election week riots of 2016. Then elevated last fall when videos emerged of black lives matter activists controlling the streets, directing traffic, accosting motorists, and even engaging in a physical altercation with one driver. Rather than go after the perps, Portland police started investigating the driver who had been targeted. It all reached a boiling point on June 29th of this year, when writer and photojournalist Andy Ngo was beaten by leftist thugs right in front of police headquarters, while officers stood back and watched, refusing to intervene.
The Proud Boys vow to return once a month to do this until vichy poortland “mayor” Ted Wheeler puts a stop to the antifa thugs.
Meanwhile, independent media who were livestreaming the event, managed to do a better job covering it than mainstream and had more people watching. Independent videographers from News2Share had over 4,000 viewers as the protests wore on. Pete Santilli was also averaging over 4,000 views. Meanwhile, KATU and KOIN couldn’t manage to crack 1,000.
In summary, the media, activists, and politicians are running out of ways to blame everything on Trump supporters and cover up for the violent actions of the far left activists. Continuing down that rabbit hole only makes them look worse.
Other sights from the protests, photos by the Oregonian.