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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 08:47 PM

In Portland, A Roving Right-Wing Gang "Demasks" Left-Wing Activists

For the past two years, the city of Portland, Oregon has been terrorized by a series of increasingly violent clashes between Patriot Prayer, a right wing protest group, and several antifascist groups. The most vicious of these conflicts occurred on June 30, 2018; what started as a Patriot Prayer rally descended into a riot. Five people were hospitalized, one with serious injuries.

Antifascists contend that Patriot Prayer, while not a fascist group, helps “normalize” fascist street violence in their community. They point to the fatal stabbings of two people on a Portland MAX train by former Patriot Prayer marcher Jeremy Christian as one example of this. They also note that most of the male members of Patriot Prayer are also members of the Proud Boys, an SPLC designated hate group.

Antifascists point out that, while not openly fascist themselves, Patriot Prayer has marched with out-right fascist groups, including Identity Evropa. Neo-Nazi YouTuber Baked Alaska has given speeches at several Patriot Prayer events.

For their part, Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer claim that the antifascists are the violent ones. They accuse “Antifa”, as they are frequently called, of scaring conservatives and liberals alike out of exercising their free speech. Joey bills Patriot Prayer as standing against hate and in favor of open dialogue. To this end on Thursday, January 17, 2019, Patriot Prayer convened a flash mob outside of a Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) meeting in downtown Portland. They were refused entry by the DSA...

...On January 21, 2019, Reggie Axtell posted a video where he threatens Portland mayor Ted Wheeler.

“I promise you this. Ted Wheeler, you and all your little masked thugs running around beating people up in the streets of Portland, your days are fucking numbered. You hear me? Your days are fucking numbered. Because I promise you this, Ted Wheeler, I’m coming for you you little punk. And all your little Antifa bastards, I’m coming for you fuckers too.”




More ugliness on bellingcat.com -- https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2019/02/11/in-portland-a-roving-right-wing-gang-demasks-left-wing-activists/

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ancianita Jul 2020 OP
Delphinus Jul 2020 #1
ancianita Jul 2020 #6
gratuitous Jul 2020 #2
ancianita Jul 2020 #4
nilram Jul 2020 #5
ancianita Jul 2020 #7
nilram Jul 2020 #8
Newest Reality Jul 2020 #3

Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 08:56 PM

1. Wow!

But not in a good way.

I need to remember to breathe while reading things like this.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:13 PM

6. Scary stuff, I know. We have to be aware that the ugliness of Trump people is in the millions.

Oregon has a particularly racist history that Portland white antiracists are trying to undo in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Antifa are antiracist and want to protect them.

These racist right wingers don't want to let them.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 08:56 PM

2. That photo is many blocks and many hours away from the federal courthouse

Which only makes sense; these cowards don't like a fair fight, they like their victims smaller and outnumbered.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:09 PM

4. This is in-house conflict that's been swirling around the BLM protests of Portland. It's

about youth not able to stay focused; instead, being Right-Left threatening. Each feed the public a worst version of their opponents.

The basic difference is that antifa is antiracist and their opponents are racist.

All that spills over into Portland's BLM protests to the point where a Black marine stood up and yelled "Y'all ain't carin' about us! Y'all tryin' to take over!" Blacks in Portland, which are only 6% of the population, don't want to be used by the feds and ignored by local whites in a standing conflict.

This plays right into the hands of Trump's campaign ads, and his goons who will grab any of them to keep this prior conflict going.

Local politics will be exploited by Trump to characterize the entire Democratic Party states and Biden's future version of America. Bloody donnie is already saying it.

His "law and order" campaign will result in what we've already seen -- real scofflaw" Nazi rule and racial hierarchal "order" as Trump's future version of America.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:12 PM

5. ha, nvm

on edit: the pic makes sense with the date in the text

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Response to nilram (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:14 PM

7. Bellingcat's report shows past photos to show how long this conflict has gone on.

The photo was probably still during this past cold spring. I can't get date on it.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:15 PM

8. yah, updated my post. Wasn't paying attention.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:06 PM

3. What's the technical term again?

A bunch of them is a grimace of fukheadia maximums.

They look like dingle berries hanging fondly onto the long hairs of the giant Trump behind. See them dangle and and bounce.

We get to know how Hitler inflamed the worst of his people who were just waiting for the chance to step on somebody, anybody with a sense of duty for the Homeland.

A democratic republic cannot stand for that at all. If they stand, it falls.

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