Remembering loved ones the Antifa way – tear up a city and call it a night.
The Daily Mail reported on Portland Antifa:
At least 100 self-proclaimed anarchists tore through Portland, setting dumpsters aflame, smashing windows and causing $500,000 in damage, but police stood idle because of a new state law that restricts how law enforcement can respond to riots.
The city just reached the ‘grim’ milestone of 1,000 shootings through 2021 in what has been a year of destructive protests, violent street clashes and a police staffing crisis.
Now police say a recently passed law ties their hands even further as it prohibits police from using crowd control techniques like pepper spray or tear gas. Instead, law enforcement agencies are told to rely on follow-up investigations to hold rioters accountable.
Portland’s latest round of violence broke out after a memorial for Sean Kealiher, an Antifa activist who was struck and killed by an SUV in October 2019 after getting in a fight with the driver at a bar earlier that night.
Police have not made any arrests in connection to Kealiher’s death, though his mother Laura believes they have identified the culprits, according to the Oregonian/Oregon Live. She organized last Tuesday’s protest on Twitter, writing that it was ‘not a peaceful event’ and dubbing it ‘a night of rage and anger.’
The rationale for the destruction was to celebrate the life of a dead Antifa member, Sean Kealiher, pictured below as a gentle soul with his cat.
Laura Kealiher who has a Twitter account with a title ‘ACAB’ (All Cops Are Bastards) called for the get-together in memory of the Antifa youth. It was advertised as not family-friendly.
Kealiher also referred to this as a night of rage and anger.