Proud Boys Release Official Statement After Portland Officials Target and ARREST Conservative Pro-Trump Patriots Before Saturday Rally

Far left Portland and Multnomah County officials sent out the police on conservative dissidents before a rally on Saturday. Several pro-Trump activists have been arrested over the last week, with warrants out for others, as the state officially files criminal charges stemming from the brawl that took place at antifa clubhouse Cider Riot. None of the antifa people involved in the melee face any charges, despite them throwing beer bottles at the Trump crew, pepper -spraying media, assaulting a student filmmaker and vandalizing his camera, and even wacking one guy with a baton as he was retreating.

So far Ian Kramer is in custody on multiple felony charges, Matthew “Deme” Cooper (of Airliner World and More on YouTube) originally faced misdemeanors of Harassment and Disorderly Conduct but now faces felony Riot, Mackenzie Lewis was arrested by the US Marshals on a charge of Riot, and now Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson is now being charged with Riot. Another person, Russell Schultz, was also picked up by US Marshals in Washington. Witnesses say Schultz was just standing around and didn’t do anything. Others who were there but not taking part, such as independent media, are now concerned that they could be indicted as part of the brawl, despite their passive behavior.

Patriot prayer leader Joey Gibson

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On Friday the Proud Boys organization released an official statement on the police round up of conservative activists in Portland, Oregon.

Miami, FL — Following an embarrassing and impotent performance on Fox News, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has decided to randomly pursue criminal charges against right-leaning political activists in the days leading up to the August 17th “End Domestic Terrorism” rally aimed at drawing attention to the documented and deranged violent tactics of Antifa. This coordinated Gestapo-style roundup of free speech advocates is not a mistake or randomly timed. Considering the lack of arrests or warrants issued for dozens of violent Antifa domestic terrorists still at large from previous melees, these disturbing movements prove an underlying political motivation for the recent actions from the Portland Mayor and Portland Police Bureau.

Wheeler refused to name the domestic terrorist group by name during his Fox News interview, but claimed that the Portland Police Bureau was still investigating Antifa’s brutal beating of gay journalist Andy Ngo, which left him hospitalized with a brain bleed. Despite a mountain of evidence, and Rose City Antifa claiming responsibility for the gay-bashing, no warrants have been issued or arrests made. Antifa has been allowed to run roughshod over law enforcement and the citizens in Portland for years, using their fists and blunt force objects to bludgeon their opponents into silence or self-imposed exile from subsequent political gatherings for fear of ending up in a bodybag or forever maimed at the hands of the black masked psychopaths.

Just recently, an Antifa obsessed and alt-left linked madman killed 9 people and injured more than a dozen during a mass-shooting in Dayton, Ohio. The perpetrator was an active advocate of Antifa, specifically their use of violence against anyone who opposes their desire for a progressive anarcho society.

On Thursday, the Portland Police Bureau falsely claimed on Twitter that it had been unable to coordinate with the organizers of the “End Domestic Terrorism” rally, despite organizers having already begun communication with a liaison officer. While the organizers of the “End Domestic Terrorism” rally remain steadfast in their support for law enforcement officers, putting such dubious claims out to the public serve no purpose other than to stoke the flames of division and discontent.

“Unfortunately, it looks like an Antifa sympathizer or a politically motivated public relations staffer with the Portland Police Bureau is intent on creating a cloud of confusion surrounding Saturday’s gathering. As such, it is extremely important for us to make clear several things yet again; we will not tolerate violence or racism, those looking to engage in racism or violence should stay home or you will be mocked and humiliated in the most peaceful manner possible. We have been in contact with a liaison officer with the Portland Police Bureau and find it very concerning that they are claiming otherwise. We have engaged with local and federal law enforcement regarding their concerns from the beginning. To say otherwise is simply not true,” stated organizer Enrique Tarrio, who serves as the Chairman of the Proud Boys.

The “End Domestic Terrorism” rally has turned into a hotly debated discussion on the activities of Antifa, a group that every sane American wants labeled as a domestic terrorist organization, following a cascade of violence initiated by the group that has swept from coast-to-coast since the election of Donald Trump. Portland, Oregon has been the birthpoint of the group’s more violent and anti-American activities.

“The Proud Boys have a long history of defending rallygoers and draining local bars of their beers and booze. We will have several prominent constitutional law attorneys on standby this weekend in the event that Antifa or the Portland Police Bureau infringe on our constitutionally protected right to assemble peacefully and communicate our love for America and all things patriotic,” concluded Joe Biggs, a two-time Purple Heart combat veteran who is also organizing and overseeing the “End Domestic Terrorism” rally.

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. – Isaiah 54:17


Anyone that intends on joining the “End Domestic Terrorism” rally on Saturday in Downtown Portland should refrain from bringing any items or objects that could be considered weapons. You will be ejected, sight-unseen, period.


If you are not on-site by 11am, please stay home. It is imperative that all rallygoers arrive on time for their own safety.


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